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:

"The four airplanes of the World Flight." One-half left rear view of all four Douglas World Cruisers on the ground, parked in a line, probably in Seattle, Washington, near the start of their world flight, 1924. Left to right: Douglas World Cruiser DWC-1 "Seattle" (s/n 23-1229), Douglas World Cruiser DWC-2 "Chicago" (s/n 23-1230), Douglas World Cruiser DWC-3 "Boston" (s/n 23-1231) and the Douglas World Cruiser DWC-4 "New Orleans" (s/n 23-1232). [See USAF-11566AC for original image.]

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics - records
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aircraft
  • Airplanes
  • Biplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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United States Army Air Service

Repository Loc.

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


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