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Arizona Aviation History - The Ruth Reinhold Collection
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    • Hanger at Douglas International

    • Hanger at Douglas International
    • Walter Johnson
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • The new 100 by 120 foot hangar at Douglas International Airport about 1035. The field manager's house, American Airlines officer, and Weather Bureau are at left center of the photograph.
    • U.S. army DH-4 biplanes at Douglas International Airport

    • U.S. army DH-4 biplanes at Douglas International Airport
    • Walter Johnson
    • Airports; Airplanes, Military -- History; Airports
    • The white radiators on the DH-4's indicate they are from the 12th Aero Squadron based at Fort Sam Houston. Six of these observation ships were sent to the Arizona border during April of 1929 during the Escobar Rebellion.
    • Falcon attach biplanes at Douglas municipal

    • Falcon attach biplanes at Douglas municipal
    • Walter Johnson
    • Airplanes, Military -- History; Aeronautics -- Arizona
    • During March and April of 1929, twelve Curtiss A-3s from the 90th squadron of the 3rd attack group with six bombers from the 12th Observation Squadron were stationed along the border. Here eleven of the A-3s are shown at Douglas International...
    • Sikorsky S-39 Amphibian on Lake Mead

    • Sikorsky S-39 Amphibian on Lake Mead
    • Walter Douglas
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes
    • This S-39-B Sport Amphibian was owned and used by Martin Johnson for his 60,000 miles of flying during an African safari. It was then overhauled and purchased by Walter Douglas for his Grand Canyon Boulder Dam Tours operations.
    • Aerial view of Sky Harbor

    • Aerial view of Sky Harbor
    • Unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona -- Phoenix; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • Sky Harbor's field was built by Scenic Airways Inc. in 1928-29 and purchased by Acme when the builders left town following the depression. East and west about 5,000 feet were available and north-south a short half mile was usable by dodging the...
    • Jack Lynch and Tex Rankin at Sky Harbor

    • Jack Lynch and Tex Rankin at Sky Harbor
    • Unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona -- Phoenix; Airplanes; Air pilots
    • Tex Rankin was in town with his air show team and Jack Lynch was a reporter for the Republican. The two are shown hear with Rankin's Ryan ST at Sky Harbor in June of 1938.
    • Mort Moores at Camp Verde

    • Mort Moores at Camp Verde
    • Unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes; Air pilots
    • E.M. "Mort" Moores with his OX-5 Eaglerock at Camp Verde in the summer of 1939. At this time, the spot was a convenient pasture to land in but is where the Camp Verde Airport was later situated.
    • Chinese students at Thunderbird #1

    • Chinese students at Thunderbird #1
    • Unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes -- Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- History
    • Homer Clark pictured at far right briefing his ground of Chinese students at Thunderbird #1 on December 23, 1942. The Southwest Airways operations were the only flight schools in the United States to have Chinese primary trainees.
    • Lt. Barry Goldwater and officers at Luke Field

    • Lt. Barry Goldwater and officers at Luke Field
    • unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes -- Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- History
    • Lt. Barry Goldwater, second from left, and unidentified officers in front of an office building at the newly built Luke Army Air Field.
    • Kingman after the war

    • Kingman after the war
    • Unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes -- Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- History
    • Hundreds or aircraft in the dispersal area next to Kingman Army Air Base following World War II. Many B-17s and other bombers were flown directly from Asiatic bases to Kingman.
    • Ruth Reinhold and Patricia Runyon with Beechcraft Bonanza

    • Ruth Reinhold and Patricia Runyon with Beechcraft Bonanza
    • Unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1951 -; Airports -- Arizona; Women Air Pilots
    • Ruth Reinhold and co-pilot Patricia Runyon just before the All Woman's Transcontinental Air Race, also known as the Powder Puff Derby. The 35 Beechcraft Bonanza is owned by Bill Runyon.
    • Arizona's First Sanctioned Air Mail

    • Arizona's First Sanctioned Air Mail
    • Unknown
    • Air mail service -- United States; United States Postal Service; Air Pilots; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • Katherine Stinson picking up Arizona's first sanctioned air mail at the Pima County Fairgrounds in her Partridge-Keller Looper. The mail would be delivered by dropping it at a vacant lot behind the receiving post office.
    • Operation hay lift

    • Operation hay lift
    • Unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; ; Airlift, Military -- United States
    • Overhead shot provided by Luke Air Force base of bales of hay dropped over Northern Arizona during Operation Hay Lift, March 1968.
    • "City of Reno" and TWA 747 jumbo jet

    • "City of Reno" and TWA 747 jumbo jet
    • Unknown
    • Airplanes; Aeronuatics -- History
    • "Forty-two years of American air transportation progress," this photograph shows Bill Harrah's rebuilt 1928 5-AT-B Ford Tri-motor under the wing of a 1970 TWA Boeing 747.
    • Goodyear inflatable airplane

    • Goodyear inflatable airplane
    • Unknown
    • Airplanes; Aeronuatics -- History
    • These concept aircraft were displayed at an Air Force Association convention in Washington, D.C. Proposals were to use the inflated plane for rescue and escape vehicles, target drones, surveys, and sports flying. It was inflatable and flyable in...
    • Irving Kravitz with park employees at Red Butte

    • Irving Kravitz with park employees at Red Butte
    • Unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Grand Canyon (Ariz.) -- Description and Travel
    • Irving Kravitz and two Grand Canyon National Park employees just before take off on a flight to the North Rim in the 6000 Travelair.
    • Wreckage of Martin Jensen's plane near Payson

    • Wreckage of Martin Jensen's plane near Payson
    • Unknown
    • Airplanes; Aeronautics -- History; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • Jensen's B-1 Ryan following its controlled crash in the top of a large oak tree in Hell's Canyon near Payson, Arizona. Jensen and Leo the MGM Flying Lion survived the crash with discomfort but no serious injuries.

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