These veteran pilots made a 9000 mile flight from New York to Nome, Alaska.
This is a great black and white photo (5×7) of 5 Army pilots standing before on of their planes after making a round trip flight of 9000 miles from New York to Nome, Alaska and returning to Washington, D.C. in 1920.
The pilots are listed on the attached label, “L to R, Capt. St. Clair Street, commanding; 1st Lt. Clifford G. Nutt; 2nd Lt. Eric C. Nelson; 2nd Lt. C.H. Crumrine; and 2nd Lt. Ross C. Kirkpatrick.” They are all wearing their service dress uniform, and standing in front of a DH-4 (de Havilland), with squadron insignia for the 49th Aero.
This was an additional photo from a larger collection photographing the men and planes on this long aerial flight; quite a feat for early Army aviation. Taken at Bolling Field, Washington, D.C.
A War Department photo, signed by Major R.L. Norton, QMC.
USPS Priority $3.50