"Lame Ducks," Issoudun


Pencil sketch on paper. The sketch depicts part of an airfield in Issoudun, France. There are disassembled planes in the foreground and several more aircraft in a large hangar. Aviators and mechanics walk around the air field. The Third Aviation Instruction Center, the U.S. Air Service's largest training base in Europe during World War I, was located at Issoudun.

Date Made: 1918Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Smith, J. Andre

Location: Currently not on view

Referenced: France: Centre-Val de Loire, Issoudun

Related Event: World War I


See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military, Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, Military, World War I Art, Art, Combat Art, Art


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Credit Line: War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.26009Catalog Number: 26009Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: pencil (sketch production method/technique)paper (sketch material)paper (mount material)Measurements: overall: 12 3/8 in x 15 1/4 in; 31.369 cm x 38.735 cmsketch: 8 1/8 in x 12 in; 20.6375 cm x 30.48 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-829d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_445800

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