This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
This warm flight jacket belonged to Chauncey Spencer. In 1939 Spencer flew with Dale White in an open-cockpit airplane from Chicago to New York to Washington, D.C. to promote racial equality in civil and military aviation. At the nation's capital, Spencer met with Harry S. Truman, then a senator from Missouri, and other political leaders to advocate an end to racial exclusion in aviation.