Thompson-Balbone Special; Events, National Air Races (Cleveland, OH, 1920-1949). [photograph]

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Collection Item Summary:

One-half left front view of the cockpit of the Thompson-Balbone Special midget racer (r/n N1305V, race number 84). Designed and built by Ralph and Harry Thompson, and flown in the 1949 National Air Races by Ralph Thompson. The man in cockpit may be Ralph Thompson. National Air Races, Cleveland, Ohio.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

  • Airplane racing
  • National Championship Air Races
  • Aerial photography
  • Air pilots
  • Airplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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photographer

Unknown

Date

Circa 1949

Place

Cleveland, Ohio

Repository Loc.

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

Type

Photographs

Local number

NASM-NASM-9A02814-B

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