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Curly Bird plane from World War II, circa 1939-1945

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Summary:This is a photograph featuring a man standing next to the "Curly Bird" plane flown in World War II. The front caption reads: "We're placing a lot of dependence in curly as always. -Jack"; "This plane had a 3" shell go through it on a bombing run over Iwo [Jima], but no one was hurt. Byrd luck!"
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:College Park
Temporal subject: 1901-2000
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:College Park
Topical subjects: Byrd, Harry Clifton, 1889-1970
College administrators
University of Maryland at College Park. Office of the President
Maryland--Politics and government
Civic leaders
World War II
Airplanes, Military
ArchivesUM location:Harry Clifton Byrd papers
  • series 1
  • accession 72-4
Repository:University Archives
Browse terms:University of Maryland
University AlbUM Browse terms:People
Copyright holder:University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
Collection:Digital Collections
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