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:

Pilot Charles Eugene J.M. Nungesser (left) and his navigator Frantois Coli (right) pose in heavy flying clothing beside their Levasseur 8 l'Oiseau Blanc ("The White Bird", a.k.a. "Paris-New York") on the ground, probably at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France, prior to the start of their transatlantic flight attempt on May 8, 1927.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa May 1927

Repository Loc.

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



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