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:

One-half left front close-up view of a Bell P-39Q Airacobra racer (r/n N92848, race number 11). The men in the photograph are unidentified, though the man on the wing may be either Jay Demming, who flew the aircraft in the 1947 Thompson Trophy Race, National Air Races; or Charles Brown, who piloted it in the 1948 Thompson race.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Airplane racing
  • National Championship Air Races
  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots
  • Airplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1947


Cleveland, Ohio

Repository Loc.

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



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