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:

Full-length view of John C. Robinson, president of the Challenger Air Pilots' Association, posed standing in front of nose of an Junkers Ju 52/3mg Military transport aircraft, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, circa 1935. Inscribed at upper right corner, "To Mr. Harold B. [Hurd] ... with best wis[hes] From Col. J. C. Rob[inson]... Imperial Ethio[pian] Air Force, Addis Ababa 2/24/3..." [Poor quality copy photograph heavily retouched for publication.]

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Air pilots
  • Aircraft
  • Blacks in Aviation and Space Science

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Robinson, John Charles, 1903-1954



Repository Loc.

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


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