Charles A. Lindbergh Miles M.12 Mohawk Photographs
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0038
Dates:
1936
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
(1 folder)
6 gelatin silver print photographs
Repository:
This collection consists of six photographs of Charles A. Lindbergh with Frederick (F.G.) and Blossom Miles inspecting Lindbergh's new Miles M.12 Mohawk airplane on the ground at Woodley Aerodrome, near Reading (Berkshire), England, and making a test flight, circa August 1936.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of six photographs of Charles A. Lindbergh with Frederick (F.G.) and Blossom Miles inspecting Lindbergh's new Miles M.12 Mohawk airplane on the ground at Woodley Aerodrome, and piloting the aircraft during a solo test flight; circa August 1936.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Brothers Frederick (F.G.) and George Miles, got their start in aviation in 1916 operating a small, unlicensed flying business which later grew and was organized as Southern Aircraft Ltd. By 1929 the pair were joined by F.G. Miles' wife, Blossom, and had begun to design their own aircraft. Lacking the facilities for quantity production, they reached an agreement in 1932 with Phillips and Powis Ltd at Woodley Aerodrome (home of the Reading Reserve Royal Air Force Training School), near Reading (Berkshire), England, and formed Phillips and Powis Aircraft, Ltd to manufacture their designs under the Miles name. In early 1936, American aviator Charles A. Lindbergh, then living in England, placed an order with Phillips and Powis for a low-wing monoplane powered by a Menasco B-6S Buccaneer 6-Cylinder Inline engine. Lindbergh worked with the designers to modify an existing Miles design to produce a new custom-built two-seat touring airplane, the Miles M.12 Mohawk (r/n G-AEKW, c/n 298). Lindbergh and his wife Anne used the aircraft for numerous flights over Europe, eventually placing it into storage at Woodley in April 1939 before their return to the United States.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Melissa A. N. Keiser, 2019.
Author
Melissa A. N. Keiser
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Peter Kearvell, Gift, 1997, NASM.1997.0038

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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Charles A. Lindbergh Miles M.12 Mohawk Photographs, Acc. NASM.1997.-0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miles M.12 Mohawk Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miles, Frederick George Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miles Aircraft Limited Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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