In August 1951, Elisabeth Piloty (b. 1924) traveled from Munich, Germany to San Antonio, Texas to marry Sergeant First Class (SFC) John T. Anderson, who she had met at the U. S. Army's 98th General Hospital in Munich. After traveling to Frankfurt, Piloty departed for New York on a Pan American Airways (Pan Am) Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser. After arriving in New York and spending some time sightseeing there, Piloty made her way to Greensboro, North Carolina where she was met by her sister and her future mother-in-law and husband to be.
Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2019.
Piloty, Elisabeth, b. 1924
Susan Stilley, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0041
0.02 Cubic feet (1 oversized folder)
This collection consists of memorabilia relating to Elisabeth Piloty's flight aboard a Pan American Airways (Pan Am) Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser from Frankfurt, Germany to New York in August 1951.
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This collection consists of memorabilia relating to Elisabeth Piloty's flight aboard a Pan American Airways (Pan Am) Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser from Frankfurt, Germany to New York in August 1951. The items, many of which are mounted on scrapbook pages that measure approximately 12 inches by 10 inches, include brochures on the aircraft as well as one on U. S. Customs procedures; a time zone calculator; photographs taken in New York City; and a handwritten account (in German) by Piloty about her travels. Some translation has been provided by the donor.
Pan American World Airways, Inc.
Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser Family
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) Flight Memorabilia [Piloty], NASM.2019.0041, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
National Air and Space Museum Archives