Curtiss Carrier Pigeon (Model 40); National Air Transport; Air Mail, General. [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

Left side view of a Curtiss Carrier Pigeon (Model 40) aircraft on the ground. The aircraft bears the National Air Transport (NAT) insignia, "U.S Mail Express", and "No.1". A pilot is climbing into the cockpit

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • Airports
  • Air mail service
  • Air pilots

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1926

Repository Loc.

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


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