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This object is on display in the Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery exhibition at the National Mall building.


Before William J. Powell became interested in aviation he served in a segregated unit of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. He was gassed by the enemy during the war and suffered from related health problems throughout his life. After the war Powell became an active member of the American Legion, a veterans organization chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919.

Gift of William J. Powell, III.

Owner: William J. Powell

Manufacturer: Clyde Kelly Cap

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Clothing (Flat): 27.6 x 1 x 12.9cm (10 7/8 in. x 3/8 in. x 5 1/16 in.)

Inventory number: A20100220000

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