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.
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- 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)