Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Oblique aerial photograph of a landscape with a proposed U.S. Army Air Forces flight strip (identified as 7-R-80 Flight Strip) drawn into the image. Flight strips were a type of United States Army Air Forces airfield built during World War II. A flight strip was a single paved runway between 1,800 and 8,000 feet long, located adjacent (and parallel) to an existing highway. They were intended for military use, either fully or on a joint use basis with general aviation.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Runways (Aeronautics)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Aerial photography
  • Aeronautics

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1940

Repository Loc.

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



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