1919 Transcontinental Reliability and Endurance Test Strip Map

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0667
Creators:
Parrish, Lee M.
Dates:
bulk 1919
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.23 Cubic feet
(1 box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This item is a laminated and annotated strip map on cloth, nine inches wide and approximately thirty-two feet long, detailing the route taken by George and Parrish from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York to San Francisco, California.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In 1919 General William "Billy" Mitchell organized the first mass transcontinental air race, dubbed by the Air Service the "Transcontinental Reliability and Endurance Test." The race was originally proposed as a one way race from New York to California but this plan was changed to require a round trip, with flyers taking off from both Roosevelt Field and San Francisco, most in de Havilland DH-4s. The second plane to arrive on the west coast from New York was piloted by Harold H. George, who was accompanied by mechanic Lee M. Parrish.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mrs. Parrish, Gift

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
1919 Transcontinental Reliability and Endurance Test Strip Map, Accession XXXX-0667, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplane racing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps -- Navigation Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mitchell, William, 1879-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
George, Harold H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parrish, Lee M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
1919 Great Transcontinental Air Race Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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