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:

View, from above, of Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager (at the very front) along with the Bell X-1A (A/C No. 48-1384) and the line crew and all the support equipment and staff that made Yeager's flights in the Bell X-1A possible, circa 1953. A Boeing B-29 Superfortress is visible in the background and a North American F-86E Sabre (A/C No. 50-0582) is visible at the center right.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Air pilots
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes

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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