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:

Four-page letter, written on both sides by hand in blue ink, on stationery which includes a drawing of the USS Kearsarge (CV-33) at the top. The letter was written by Donald Fred Parker describing his experiences as Officer On Deck on the USS Kearsarge (CV-33) during the Mercury MA-9 Flight Faith 7 recovery operation. For envelope (cacheted postal cover): please see NASM 9A13785.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Astronautics
  • Space flight
  • Aeronautics
  • Aircraft carriers

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Donald Fred Parker



Repository Loc.

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



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