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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.

Identifier

NASM.2019.0041

Processing Information

Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2019.

Creator

Piloty, Elisabeth, b. 1924

Date

1951

Provenance

Susan Stilley, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0041

Extent

0.02 Cubic feet (1 oversized folder)

Summary

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.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Ephemera

Photographs

Diaries

Arrangement note

This collection is in original order.

Scope and Contents

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.

Genre/Form

Ephemera

Photographs

Diaries

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Names

Pan American World Airways, Inc.

Topics Aeronautics
Airlines
Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser Family

Citation

Pan American Airways (Pan Am) Flight Memorabilia [Piloty], NASM.2019.0041, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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