The Curtiss JN-4 biplane is one of the best-known aircraft of World War I — even though it never saw combat. The two-seater, dual-controlled "Jenny" was used mainly to train new pilots. In fact, more than 90% of the American pilots who were trained during World War I learned on the Jenny. Most Jennys were not armed, but this particular plane was a JN-4HG — a gunnery trainer.
After the war, the military sold many of its Jennys to the civilian market. Some were used as barnstormers, doing stunts for crowds across the country. The plane shown here was taken out of military service on December 20, 1920. It had a brief career as a crop duster and was eventually restored. The plane was donated to the Marine Corps Museums on December 20, 1995—75 years to the day after being dropped from US military Service.