Special Aircraft Exhibit: Corsair, Curtiss, Boeing, Grumman, and Excalibur

February 1, 1981 – April 1998

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Special Exhibitions, Gallery 104, 1st Floor, West Wing Floor Plan

This is a changing exhibition of aircraft, many of them recently restored at the Garber Facility at Silver Hill, Maryland. Each group of aircraft is expected to remain on display for 1-2 years.

Five aircraft are featured:

  • F4U-1 Corsair flown by Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
  • Curtiss P-40
  • Boeing P-26
  • Grumman Gulfhawk II
  • P-51C Excalibur III

Included on view are 12 paintings by Keith Ferris, B-17 muralist.