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Yes, I refuse to use Kleenex until this mess is cleaned up.








And now for something completely different...

And now for something completely different...

And now for something completely different...


view profile ajw423uk says:

This is quite a historic photo. It shows the first aircraft to make a West-East crossing of the pacific in 1934. The pilot was the Australian Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith who was also the first to cross the Pacific in the other direction in 1928.

He was lost in this aircraft in 1935 during a flight from England to Australia.

This site: www.adastron.com/lockheed/altair/altair3.htm gives details of the flight including repairs to the fuel and oil systems that were carried out at Wheeler.

view profile anyjazz65 says:

Hey thanks for the information! The photograph was with a number of others in a box near the rear of an antique store in Oklahoma. I had a feeling there was something special about it. And I love seeing older aircraft.

view profile vh-usb says:
This is a really nice photo.

I have very similar photos that come out of any old Wheeler Field album.
Please contact me as I am very interested in obtaining a good copy of this photo.











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