Published: 10-12-2014 photo #21470 1 comments 0 votes
Amphibian aircraft photographed on 17 September 2014 in the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. This is the world’s only surviving JRS-1.
17 of these aircraft were procured by the U.S. Navy between 1937 and 1939 as the JRS-1, two of which served the U.S. Marine Corps. This particular aircraft was on duty at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 during the Japanese attack. It will now undergo restoration, having spent a very long time in storage.