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:

"Miss Ya-Ching Lee ... Girl Pilot on Mercy Flight over U. S. A. to Seek Funds for Chinese Civilian Refugees." Post card; full-length view of Lee Ya-Ching stepping from the cockpit of an aircraft, probably her Stinson SR-9B Reliant "Spirit of New China" (r/n NC-17174). Probably taken circa 1939 during Ya-Ching's air tour around the United States and Canada soliciting funds for the benefit of Chinese war victims.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Women air pilots
  • Women in aeronautics
  • Air pilots
  • Airplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

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



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