Donor, Charles E. Tanner, purchased this crystal radio from the base exchange while attending basic training in 1957 at Lackland AFB, Texas.
The trainees were not allowed to have radios at first but were eventually permitted to buy these small crystal radios to listen to in the evenings.
Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.
Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.