Chauncey Spencer’s Flight Jacket and Gear

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Chauncey Spencer’s flight jacket and gear were essential for flying in open-cockpit airplanes. In 1939 Spencer completed a celebrated flight from Chicago to New York to Washington D.C., to promote racial equality in civil and military aviation.

Located in the "Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery."


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