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  • Parker 51 Fountain Pen

    Note: This item is currently in storage.During the 1940s, the most prized pen was the Parker 51. The China-Burma-India Theater did not have "PX" provisions. At the time there were two Parker 51 pens in stock at the PX in India. Since these were the only two available for all of China, the PX in

  • Parachute Wedding Gown

    Note: This item is currently in storage. This bridal gown was made of strips from nine parachutes that saved the lives of nine U.S. flyers behind enemy lines in China during World War II. Donated by Ms. Jeanne L. Morgan. Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.

  • Pararescue Scuba Equipment

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The mannequin pictured represents a pararescueman in scuba equipment used from the mid to late 1970s through the early 1990s. Transferred from the 24th Special Tactics Squadron.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.

  • Project Gemini Lightweight Space Suit

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The David Clark G5C lightweight space suit was developed for long duration Project Gemini missions. It was designed to be easily removed during flight and to provide greater comfort than the typical space suits then in use. Astronauts Frank Borman and James A.

  • POW Toothpick

    Note: This item is currently in storage. This toothpick belonged to Col. Neal Jones, who was a prisoner of war from June 29, 1966, until Feb. 12, 1973. It was reported that the toothpick was hand-carved from a bone scrap he found in his soup.Donated by Mr. Lee Humiston.Click here to return to the

  • POW Sweater

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The donor of this sweater, a B-17 tail gunner, was shot down in October 1944 during a raid to Cologne. He was sent to a prisoner of war camp as the Russians advanced through Poland and East Prussia. He knitted this sweater while imprisoned at Stalag Luft

  • POW Chess Set

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This chess set was hand-carved by the donor's uncle, 1st Lt. Harold Weachter, a navigator, while in Barth prisoner of war camp.Donated by Ms. Helen Willis.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.

  • President Kennedy's Air Force One Blanket

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This is a light blue blanket with a dark blue Presidential Seal featured in the center.This blanket was used by President Kennedy while flying aboard Air Force One. It was safeguarded by the pilot, James B. Swindal, on Nov. 22, 1963, the day of Kennedy's

  • Packard 1A-2025 Water Manifold

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This type of water manifold was used on R-1, R-4 and R-5 U.S. Army Air Service racing aircraft during the 1920s. These Army aircraft competed for the Pulitzer Trophy.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.

  • Packard 1A-2025

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This Packard 1A-2025 engine (S/N 10) was used on the Verville-Packard R-1 racer, which won the first Pulitzer Speed Trophy on Nov. 20, 1920, with a speed of 178 mph.Transferred from Mather Air Force Base.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.