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:

"Ford service truck used in 1917 by U.S. Air Service, World War I at Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois; left, Lt. Roderick Tower; right, Civilian instructor, Mr. Pond." Two men (one in US Army Air Service uniform, one in civilian hat and jacket) pose informally beside truck modified for use in aircraft maintenance; note bench vise mounted to structure at center. Aircraft hangars visible in background.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Trucks

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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