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    Port Koneta (Wapakoneta): Original 1946-era Airfield Photo of a Fairchild PT-19 Training Plane Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Certified and Encapsulated by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty. A 3.25" x 2.25" B&W snapshot photo of a Fairchild PT-19 training aircraft. Port Koneta was an airport built in 1946 just north of Wapakoneta on the old Brewery Road. The U.S. Army Air Force put on a show of planes & helicopters during the airfield's official dedication on September 8, 1946, and it's likely that's when a teenaged Neil Armstrong took this photo. Port Koneta is where Armstrong took flying lessons and earned his flight certificate. On the verso Neil's mother Viola has written "7. / 'Port Koneta'/ Wapakoneta, Ohio/ Property of Neil Armstrong". Light contrast with some lining; left margin and top edge trimmed. Sealed in a numbered archival holder. This lot will include a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 26
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