Sunday, 20 June 2010

Columbine III Painting by Klaus Wagger

The Klaus Wagger  aircraft painting on display at La Galleria in Pall Mall, the only VC-121E built, was President Dwight Eisenhower’s personal airplane between 1954 and 1961. Mrs. Eisenhower christened it Columbine III in honor of the official flower of Colorado, her adopted home state, in ceremonies on Nov. 24, 1954. Columbine III served as the presidential aircraft until President Eisenhower left office in January 1961. It remained in service transporting government officials and visiting foreign dignitarie throughout the world until it was retired to the museum in 1966. "

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