Collection Highlights: Tuskegee Aircraft

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
September 13, 2016
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Blue and yellow biplane in flight
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Training aircraft used by Tuskegee Institute

Manufactured by: Boeing Corporation, ca. 1944

A vintage PT-13D Stearman Kaydet, an open cockpit bi-plane, that was used at Alabama’s renowned Tuskegee Institute to train African American pilots for the Army Air Corps.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture