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American Artifacts: Aviation in the 20th Century

Tuskegee Pilot Edward C. Gleed

Tuskegee Pilot Edward C. Gleed

Chantilly, Virginia
Saturday, April 13, 2013

Each week, American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the country. We visited the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum facility near Washington’s Dulles Airport where curator Tom Crouch showed us the airplanes that have carried Americans aloft from the earliest days of the 20th century – planes that have earned a place not only in our history but in our collective imagination.

Updated: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 9:57pm (ET)

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