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 rear view of the first prototype Bowlus (Hawley) BA-100 Baby Albatross (s/n 101, r/n X18979) on the ground at the 1938 U. S. National Glider Contest held June 25 to July 10, 1938, at Harris Hill, Elmira, New York; pilot Jack O'Meara poses standing behind the nose of the aircraft; R. E. Franklin holds up flag at right background.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics--competitions
  • Aircraft
  • Gliding and soaring

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa June-July 1938

Repository Loc.

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



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