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:

View from above of U.S. Navy plane captains cleaning the canopies of F/A-18 Hornets on the flight deck of the USS George Washington (CVN 73) in preparation for flight operations in the Persian Gulf on Sept. 2, 2000.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aircraft carriers
  • Airmen & aircraft
  • Fighter planes
  • Naval aviation

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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US Department of Defense



Repository Loc.

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


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