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:

This collection consists of a scrapbook containing photographs relating to King's aviation career, as well as some images of his family and Princeton University. There is also a photograph of the China Clipper, autographed by the crew, including King and the pilot, Captain Ed Musick.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Martin Model 130 Clipper
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Air pilots
  • Air mail service

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions on access


King, George B. 1905-1939


  • King, George B. 1905-1939
  • Musick, Ed
  • Pan American World Airways, Inc

Physical description

0.51 cubic feet (1 flatbox) (1 folder)


  • 1919
  • 1919-1939


United States


George B. King (1905-1939) was born in Gainesville, Florida and graduated from Princeton University in 1928. After his graduation, King joined the Naval Reserve Air Crops. In 1933, King became an apprentice pilot with Pan American Airways and was a copilot on the China Clipper during its first scheduled air mail flight across the Pacific Ocean in November of 1935. King died on August 13, 1939, when the Pan American clipper he was piloting during a Miami - Rio de Janerio flight struck a crane on the dock in the Rio de Janeiro harbor, killing fourteen people.

Repository Loc.

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


  • Scrapbooks
  • Collection descriptions
  • Photographs

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