Air Transport, Airlines, Pan American Airways (Pan Am) (USA), 1940s; Equipment, Avionics, Radio Beacons, Ground Installations. [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

View of Pan American Airways (Pan Am) non-directional beacon loading unit under ground screen, Royal Island, French Guiana, circa September to November 1948. The ground screen measures 40 feet by 40 feet.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Airlines
  • Avionics

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa September to November, 1948

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


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