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 Columbus, N.Mx. To Dublan, Mex." Airman standing in the forward cargo compartment of a Curtiss R-4LM mail plane accepts parcel labeled "$500" from airman standing on the ground with a number of parcels and mail bags at his feet. A spare propeller can be seen lashed to the side of the aircraft, below the cockpits; one-half right rear view, close up, of aircraft. believed to be men of the US Army 1st Aero Squadron preparing for a flight from Columbus, New Mexico, to General John J. Pershing's Mexican Expedition camp at Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico, circa mid to late 1916.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Airplanes
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Air mail service
  • Air pilots

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa mid to late 1916

Repository Loc.

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



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