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    • 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.
    • Big chicken DH-4 and pony soldiers

    • Big chicken DH-4 and pony soldiers
    • Hinkle, Lt. Stacy C.
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • 12th Aero Squadron DH-4 flying liason with Calvary troops on United States-Mexico border patrol in 1920.
    • Bill Daniels in Arizona flying service OX-5 American Eagle

    • Bill Daniels in Arizona flying service OX-5 American Eagle
    • Charles Hirst
    • Aircraft; Airports; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • Bill Daniels in Arizona Flying Service's OX-5 American Eagle Miss Phoenix at 24th St. and Van Buren Airport. The Arizona State Hospital building can be seen in the background to the right of center and behind the trees.
    • Biplane with dangling stuntman at Van Buren airport

    • Biplane with dangling stuntman at Van Buren airport
    • E.D. Newcomer
    • Air Shows; Air Pilots; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • The Reinhart and Whelan Standard flown over Phoenix by Howard Reinhart and dangling a stunt performer believed to be "Sarah" Bernhardt, giving a weekend show to the crowd.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...

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