Luna 2 Mission Pin

Description

Pin belonged to navigator, Christian A. Tack. It commemorates the Soviet Union’s 13 September 1959 Luna 2 mission which successfully landed a spacecraft on the surface of the moon for the first time.

Biography

Christian A. Tack was a WWII navigator who flew 26 missions as a B-17 navigator stationed at Deopham Green, England.

Later in his USAF career, he was assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB, Maryland. He also flew on one or more missions to the Soviet Union.

Filed In:
Era: Cold War
Other: Mementos
Accession #:
2016-3242-0001-0010
Museum Location:
Not on display
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Disclaimer

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 or sell artifacts in the museum's collection.

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