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:

A member of the crew of K-28, U.S. Navy Airship Squadron 24 (ZP-24), loads a flare into a chute at the start of a patrol. Caption - "'Loading Chute". Page 16 from the booklet "An Operational Flight ZP-24".

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Military airships
  • Naval aviation
  • United States, Navy
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Aerial operations

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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United States Navy


Circa 1943

Repository Loc.

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



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