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:

Profile of James J. Kirkpatrick silhouetted in the cockpit of his aircraft with Mount Fuji visible in the background. Taken by Kirkpatrick's copilot so, as Kirkpatrick wrote for the caption, he "could leave his mark on the Japanese empire". 1945 or 1946.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fuji, Mount (Japan)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1945

Repository Loc.

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


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