Atlas, France, Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, George Truman, Clifford Evans

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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:

From August 9 to December 10, 1947, Clifford Evans and George Truman circled the globe in their Piper Super Cruisers, covering 35,897 kilometers (22,436 miles), the first time light personal aircraft accomplished such a feat. Evans flew the City of Washington while Truman flew the City of The Angels, now at the Piper Aviation Museum in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. This atlas was used by Truman on the around-the-world flight.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by George W. Truman

Dimensions

2-D - Unframed (H x W): 13.8 x 27.5cm (5 7/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Date

1946

Physical Description

Red hardbound 103 page "Intava" atlas.

Type

LITERATURE AND RESEARCH-Maps (Archives)

Inventory Number

A19762016000