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    • 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.
    • Wreckage of biplane at Phoenix Municipal airport

    • Wreckage of biplane at Phoenix Municipal airport
    • Ira Pirtle
    • Aircraft Accidents; Airports; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950.
    • The unfortunate end of a flat spin at Phoenix Municipal Airport. The flight instructor Bill Langdon was killed and the owner Louis Gay was seriously wounded. An investigation by the newly formed Aeronautics Branch of the Department of Commerce...
    • Women with wreckage of Lockheed biplane at Gila Bend

    • Women with wreckage of Lockheed biplane at Gila Bend
    • Denham Scott
    • Airplanes; Aircraft Accidents; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • Left to right are an unidentified woman, Betty Boyle Smith, and Mrs. U.L. Logan. Smith was a nurse and the wife of Dr. Richard Smith who were spending their vacation hunting and fishing when this accident happened. On account of their help and...
    • Winter at Red Butte

    • Winter at Red Butte
    • Irving Kravitz
    • Airplanes; Aeronautics -- History; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • A winter storm arrives at Red Butte Airport.
    • Western Air Express Sikorsky Amphibian refueling at Kingman

    • Western Air Express Sikorsky Amphibian refueling at Kingman
    • Ed Betts
    • Airplanes; Seaplanes -- History; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950.
    • The Western Air Express S-38 Sikorsky was probably the first amphibian aircraft to visit Kingman's Berry Field. In June of 1928, Western Air Express purchased Pacific Marine Airways and this aircraft is enroute from the factory to its destined...
    • W.E. Baker securing the flag stop signal at Holbrook airport

    • W.E. Baker securing the flag stop signal at Holbrook airport
    • Unknown
    • Aircraft; Airports; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • W.E. Baker securing the flag stop signal at Holbrook, Arizona in 1929. Western Air Express put down for passengers and express "on flag" and sometimes for emergencies. The large canvas marker signified that business was waiting and made an...
    • Unloading a biplane at the Phoenix docks

    • Unloading a biplane at the Phoenix docks
    • Charles Hirst
    • Airplanes; Aeronautics -- History; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • A Kinner American Eagle being unloaded from a boxcar at the Phoenix railroad docks. Shipping by train was just as economical as flying and offered less exposure to the aircraft. The wings and props were crated and the fuselage covered and wheels...
    • U.S. Army world cruiser Chicago

    • U.S. Army world cruiser Chicago
    • Unknown
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • The U.S. Army Douglas World Cruiser Chicago at Tucson Municipal Airport, September 21, 1924.
    • Twin-engine biplane bomber at Yuma

    • Twin-engine biplane bomber at Yuma
    • Unknown
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • The first multi-engine airplane to land at Yuma. No further information given on original photo but the aircraft is possibly the Curtiss-Martin NBS-1 type, one of four Marine bombers under Captain Gieger that left San Diego for Quantico, Virginia...
    • The first airplane in Kingman

    • The first airplane in Kingman
    • Unknown
    • Air Shows; Airplanes, Military--History; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • One of the three big DH-4 airplanes visiting Kingman from Ellington Air Base, Texas was teh first airplane in Kingman on February 22, 1919. The aircraft gave both Kingman and Oatman their first air shows and the next day flew to Peach Springs and...
    • Passengers boarding biplane at Central and Roanoke

    • Passengers boarding biplane at Central and Roanoke
    • Bernard Whelan
    • Airplanes; Airports; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • The elegant and comfortable Reinhart and Whelan's Wright OW-1 Aerial Coupe loading passengers at Central and Roanoke Airport during the winter of 1925-1926.
    • Passengers and locals with first scheduled airliner at Holbrook

    • Passengers and locals with first scheduled airliner at Holbrook
    • Unknown
    • Aircraft; Airports; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • Group of first passengers, local and county officials, and station personnel with the first scheduled air carrier to land at Holbrook. The Western Air Express F-10 Fokker had left Los Angeles at eight o' clock and the total scheduled time to...
    • Mayse air service Spirit of Tucson at Safford

    • Mayse air service Spirit of Tucson at Safford
    • E.D. Newcomer
    • Aircraft; Airports; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • Charlie Mayse's B-1 Ryan Brougham at Safford, probably in 1929. These production models were touted as "sister ships" to the Spirit of St. Louis which made fine advertising but was not exactly correct as the aircraft were similar but not the same...
    • Howard Rinehart with biplane

    • Howard Rinehart with biplane
    • E.D. Newcomer
    • Air Pilots; Airports; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • Howard Rinehart, partner in the Rinehart Whelan Co. at 24th St. and Van Buren Airport during the winter of 1927-1928.
    • General Calles' Christofferson biplane

    • General Calles' Christofferson biplane
    • McKinney, Fred A.
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Air Pilots; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • Pilot Lawrence W. Brown and unidentified others with Christofferson biplane in the summer of 1915. The plane dropped leaflets and a dummy bomb on the U.S. infantry camp at Nogales, Arizona on July 31, 1915.
    • Didier Masson's Sonora

    • Didier Masson's Sonora
    • McKinney, Fred A.
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Air Pilots; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • The Sonora, ready to start on a bombing expedition over Guaymas. Didier Masson is in the pilot's seat on the right side of the aircraft and to his left in a dark suit is the unidentified bombadier, possibly Gustavo Salinas or B. Alcalde.
    • DH-4 Border Patrol Wreckage

    • DH-4 Border Patrol Wreckage
    • Hinkle, Lt. Stacy C.
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • A DH-4 Border Patrol aircraft after a forced landing, July 1919. The spreader bar was low enough to hit obstructions and aircraft with this landing gear were known to have a built in ground loop. Crosswinds and rough fields aggravated the...
    • DePinedo's Santa Maria at Roosevelt Lake

    • DePinedo's Santa Maria at Roosevelt Lake
    • Unknown
    • Airplanes; Seaplanes -- History; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950.
    • DePinedo's Santa Maria was the first seaplane to land in Arizona. It landed at Roosevelt Lake on April 5, 1927.

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