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:

"Tom Gun - The Chinese Aviator, and His Trophies." Half-length view of Chinese American pilot Tom D. Gunn posed standing, wearing flight helmet with goggles pushed up, and holding large trophy cup and crossed United States of America and Republic of China flags. Grandstands visible in background; San Diego, California, circa May 1912.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Gunn, Tom D. (1890-1925)

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Circa May 1912

Repository Loc.

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



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