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:

Major Reuben H. Fleet (left), pilot of the first regular air mail flight, and Lt. George L. Boyle (right) stand behind rear fuselage of Curtiss JN-4H mail plane (s/n 68262) reviewing a map of the flight route; Polo Grounds, Potomac Park, Washington, D.C., May 15, 1918. Three-quarter left rear view of aircraft, close-up.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • Air pilots

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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May 15, 1918

Repository Loc.

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



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