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:

Close up view from the field (air) side of the central section with control tower of the terminal building at Washington National Airport, Arlington, Virginia (serving Washington, D.C.) probably during opening day celebrations on June 16, 1941. Spectators crowd the roof, observation gallery, and ground as the United States Army Band plays in the foreground.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Airports

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA)



Repository Loc.

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



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