Plaque, NC-4 North Atlantic Flight


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:

This plaque is a replica of the one in Lisbon, Portugal commemorating the crossing of the Atlantic by the Curtiss NC-4 in 1919. This plaque was presented to the donor by the government of Portugal in 1946.

Collection Item Long Description:


May 27, 1946

Inventory Number


Physical Description

  • This is a replica plaque commemorating the crossing of the Atlantic in 1919; relief of United States naval aviator badge with background of oak leaves; national crest of Portugal and the United States under each wing; raised letter text, "A 1.A TRAVESSIA AEREA DO ATLANTICO NORTE HOMENAGEM DA AVIACAO NAVAL PORTUGUEIA SOBREVOANDO O ATLANTICO, EM 1919 READ NOS APROXIMOU
  • (1st Aerial Crossing of the North Atlantic, Honor of Aviation Navy of Portugal, Flighing over the Atlantic brings Us Closer)

Credit Line

Donated by Vice Admiral John D. Price


Country of Origin

United States of America


Overall: Bronze


3-D: 43.2 x 1.9 x 22.9cm (17 x 3/4 x 9 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum