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Catalog Number 10091-15
Title Stick, Aircraft Control; Sopwith Camel, WWI
Object Name Stick, Aircraft Control
Description Steel ring with two wooden hand grips on either side. The right grip has seven notches in it. The underside is carved so that there are indentations for fingers. Base is hollow.
Year Range from 1915
Year Range to 1918
Material Metal/Wood
Used Europe
Height (in) 9
Width (in) 7
Depth (in) 5
People Ralston, Orville A., 1894-1942
Search Terms World War I
Event World War I
History According to donor this was the control stick from Orville Ralston's Sopwith Camel. Ralston was Nebraska's only WWI flying ace, with five confirmed aerial kills to his credit.
Credit line Mrs. Orville A. Ralston, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Ralston, Mrs. Orville A.