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:

U.S. Navy servicemen carrying Ken Porter, the pilot of an aircraft that crashed in the waters off of Jamaica Bay, the U.S. Coast Guard General Aviation PJ-1 Flying Life Boat (USCG s/n V113 {FLB-53 253}) on the background just rescued Porter and the others on board, on beach at Jamaica Bay near Floyd Bennett Field, New York, May 18, 1938.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aircraft
  • Airplanes
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Seaplanes
  • United States. Coast Guard
  • Search and rescue aircraft
  • Search and rescue operations

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966

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Repository Loc.

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



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