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Boeing F4B Navy fighter at Swan Island airport in Portland

Photograph of a Boeing F4B biplane, probably an F4B-4, at Swan Island airport in Portland. On the side of the plane is the word “Anacostia,” indicating the plane was based at Anacostia Naval Air Station near Washington, D. C. Two words of text are handwritten at the bottom of the negative. The first word begins with “H” but the rest of the word is unclear. The second word is “Plane.” The text is visible at the bottom right corner of the image.

Crowd around Spirit of St. Louis before Lindbergh’s departure from Portland

Photograph of spectators gathered around Charles Lindbergh’s plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, at the Swan Island airfield in Portland on September 16, 1927, shortly before his departure for San Francisco. Lindbergh stopped in Portland during a flying tour of the United States, arriving on September 14, 1927. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four pictures published on Page 12 of the Oregon Journal on September 16, 1927, under the headline: “In the Glorious Early Morning as Lindy Sailed South.” The photograph had the following caption information: “The Spirit of St. Louis just before the hop-off.” The photograph accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about Lindbergh’s visit and departure.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Frank M. Hawks landing plane in Portland for refueling

Photograph of Captain Frank M. Hawks landing his Texaco airplane at Swan Island airport in Portland on Saturday, January 23, 1932. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image Nos. 371N1082 and 371N4992, was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, January 24, 1932. The photographs were published under the headline “Speed King Refuels Here on Flight.” This photograph had the following caption: “The low wing monoplane piloted by Captain Frank M. Hawks as it landed at Swan Island at 12:23 p.m. Saturday while the noted aviator was speeding southward to Augua [sic] Caliente in an effort to set a new record round trip from Mexico to Canada.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Hawks Sets Record for 2-Way Dash.” According to the story, Hawks set a new round-trip speed record of 13 hours, 43 minutes, 59 seconds.

Crew refueling pilot Frank M. Hawks’ airplane in Portland

Photograph of two men refueling Captain Frank M. Hawks’ plane as Hawks speaks with an unidentified man at Swan Island airport in Portland on Saturday, January 23, 1932. Hawks made two brief fuel stops in Portland that day while flying from Agua Caliente, Mexico to Vancouver, British Columbia, and back in a successful attempt to set a speed record. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image Nos. 371N1082 and 371N4991, was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, January 24, 1932. The photographs were published under the headline “Speed King Refuels Here on Flight.” This photograph had the following caption: “Attendants at the airport refueling the ship while Hawks chatted with bystanders for a few minutes.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Hawks Sets Record for 2-Way Dash.” According to the story, Hawks set a round-trip speed record of 13 hours, 43 minutes, 59 seconds.

Crew refueling pilot Frank M. Hawks’ airplane in Portland

Photograph of a crowd watching as two men refuel Captain Frank M. Hawks’ plane at Swan Island airport in Portland on Saturday, January 23, 1932. Hawks is standing in the cockpit. He made two brief fuel stops in Portland that day while flying from Agua Caliente, Mexico to Vancouver, British Columbia, and back in a successful attempt to set a speed record. On Sunday, January 24, 1932, the Oregon Journal published a story about Hawks’ flight on Page 1, under the headline “Hawks Sets Record for 2-Way Dash.” According to the story, Hawks set a new round-trip speed record of 13 hours, 43 minutes, 59 seconds.

Crew refueling pilot Frank M. Hawks’ airplane in Portland

Photograph of a crowd watching as two men refuel Captain Frank M. Hawks’ plane at Swan Island airport in Portland on Saturday, January 23, 1932. Hawks made two brief fuel stops in Portland that day while flying from Agua Caliente, Mexico, to Vancouver, British Columbia, and back in a successful attempt to set a speed record. On Sunday, January 24, 1932, the Oregon Journal published a story about Hawks’ flight on Page 1, under the headline “Hawks Sets Record for 2-Way Dash.” According to the story, Hawks set a new round-trip speed record of 13 hours, 43 minutes, 59 seconds.

Three men, one in Santa suit, with airplane

Photograph of two unidentified men, one of them dressed as Santa Claus, standing on the wing of a plane at the Swan Island airport in Portland. A third unidentified man is standing on the ground next to the wing and is reaching up to shake hands with the man in the Santa suit.

Kiutus Tecumseh and his father next to plane at Swan Island airport

Photograph of Kiutus Tecumseh (right) and his father, also Kiutus Tecumseh, standing next to a Hans Mirow Flying Service airplane at Swan Island airport in Portland on August 10, 1930. The younger Tecumseh is wearing a feather headdress and a beaded vest, gloves, and pants. He is holding a hatchet. The elder Tecumseh is wearing a cowboy hat, a collared shirt, a beaded vest and gloves, and breeches. On Monday, August 11, 1930, the Oregon Journal published a brief story about the two men on Page 11, under the headline “Two Indian Chiefs Tour Sky Lanes in Portland Airplane.” The Journal reported that the younger Kiutus Tecumseh, a singer, was on his fourth radio concert tour, and that he and his father had taken a flight with the Mirow service during a stop in Portland. The younger Tecumseh resided in Wenatchee, Washington, and the elder in Yakima, Washington, according to the story.

Kiutus Tecumseh and his father next to plane at Swan Island airport

Photograph of Kiutus Tecumseh (right) and his father, also Kiutus Tecumseh, standing next to a Hans Mirow Flying Service airplane at Swan Island airport in Portland on Sunday, August 10, 1930. The younger Tecumseh is wearing a feather headdress and a beaded vest, gloves, and pants. He is holding a hatchet. The elder Tecumseh is wearing a cowboy hat, a collared shirt, a beaded vest and gloves, and breeches. On Monday, August 11, 1930, the Oregon Journal published a brief story about the two men on Page 11, under the headline “Two Indian Chiefs Tour Sky Lanes in Portland Airplane.” The Journal reported that the younger Kiutus Tecumseh, a singer, was on his fourth radio concert tour, and that he and his father had taken a flight with the Mirow service during a stop in Portland. The younger Tecumseh resided in Wenatchee, Washington, and the elder in Yakima, Washington, according to the story.

Kiutus Tecumseh and his father posing with unidentified woman and plane

Photograph of Kiutus Tecumseh (left, in plane); his father, also Kiutus Tecumseh; and an unidentified woman at Swan Island airport in Portland on Sunday, August 10, 1930. They are posing with a Hans Mirow Flying Service airplane. On Monday, August 11, 1930, the Oregon Journal published a brief story about the two men on Page 11, under the headline “Two Indian Chiefs Tour Sky Lanes in Portland Airplane.” The Journal reported that the younger Kiutus Tecumseh, a singer, was on his fourth radio concert tour, and that he and his father had taken a flight with the Mirow service during a stop in Portland. The younger Tecumseh resided in Wenatchee, Washington, and the elder in Yakima, Washington, according to the story. In this photograph, the younger Tecumseh is standing in the rear seat of the plane and is holding a hatchet in one raised hand and some of the woman’s hair in the other hand. He is wearing a feather headdress and a beaded vest and gloves. The woman is standing on the ground in front of him, smiling; she is wearing a sweater, collared shirt, tie, and breeches. The elder Tecumseh, standing next to the woman, is wearing a cowboy hat, a collared shirt, a beaded vest and gloves, and breeches.

Kiutus Tecumseh and his father with plane at Swan Island airport

Photograph of Kiutus Tecumseh (left, in plane) and his father, also Kiutus Tecumseh, with a Hans Mirow Flying Service airplane at Swan Island airport in Portland on Sunday, August 10, 1930. The younger Tecumseh is wearing a feather headdress and a beaded vest and gloves. He is holding a hatchet. The elder Tecumseh is wearing a cowboy hat, a collared shirt, a beaded vest and gloves, and breeches. On Monday, August 11, 1930, the Oregon Journal published a brief story about the two men on Page 11, under the headline “Two Indian Chiefs Tour Sky Lanes in Portland Airplane.” The Journal reported that the younger Kiutus Tecumseh, a singer, was on his fourth radio concert tour, and that he and his father had taken a flight with the Mirow service during a stop in Portland. The younger Tecumseh resided in Wenatchee, Washington, and the elder in Yakima, Washington, according to the story.

Wreckage of plane on golf course after fatal crash

Photograph of the wreckage of a small Pargon Flying Service airplane after the plane crashed on the West Hills Golf Course in Portland on Tuesday, May 26, 1931. The pilot, Roy H. Scheffel of Portland, was killed. Scheffel ran a cafe called The Rendezvous. On Wednesday, May 27, 1931, the Oregon Journal published a story about Scheffel’s death, headlined “Cafe Man Killed in Air Crash.” Along with the story, the Journal published image No. 371N3105, a different photograph of the wrecked plane.

Wreckage of plane on golf course after fatal crash

Photograph of two unidentified boys looking at the wreckage of a small Pargon Flying Service airplane after the plane crashed on the West Hills Golf Course in Portland on Tuesday, May 26, 1931. The pilot, Roy H. Scheffel of Portland, was killed. Scheffel ran a cafe called The Rendezvous. On Wednesday, May 27, 1931, the Oregon Journal published a story about Scheffel’s death, headlined “Cafe Man Killed in Air Crash.” Along with the story, the Journal published image No. 371N3105, a different photograph of the wrecked plane.

Wreckage of plane on golf course after fatal crash

Photograph of unidentified people looking at the wreckage of a small Pargon Flying Service airplane after the plane crashed on the West Hills Golf Course in Portland on Tuesday, May 26, 1931. The pilot, Roy H. Scheffel of Portland, was killed. Scheffel ran a cafe called The Rendezvous. On Wednesday, May 27, 1931, the Oregon Journal published a similar photograph, image No. 371N3105, and a story about the crash, headlined “Cafe Man Killed in Air Crash.”

Wreckage of plane on golf course after fatal crash

Photograph of unidentified people looking at the wreckage of a small Pargon Flying Service airplane after the plane crashed on the West Hills Golf Course in Portland on Tuesday, May 26, 1931. The pilot, Roy H. Scheffel of Portland, was killed. Scheffel ran a cafe called The Rendezvous. On Wednesday, May 27, 1931, the Oregon Journal published a similar photograph, image No. 371N3105, and a story about the crash, headlined “Cafe Man Killed in Air Crash.”

Wreckage of plane on golf course after fatal crash

Photograph of an unidentified man looking at the wreckage of a small Pargon Flying Service airplane after the plane crashed on the West Hills Golf Course in Portland on Tuesday, May 26, 1931. The pilot, Roy H. Scheffel, was killed. A cropped version of this photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, May 27, 1931, under the headline “To Death on West Hills Golf Course.” The photograph had the following caption: “Battered wreckage of the light plane in which Roy H. Sheffel [sic], operator of the Rendezvous eating place, made a fatal plunge to the seventh fairway of the West Hills golf course Tuesday afternoon. The picture was taken after the ship had been righted.” The photograph accompanied a story about Scheffel’s death, headlined “Cafe Man Killed in Air Crash.”

Wreckage of Varney Air Lines mail plane in Vancouver, Washington

Photograph of a crowd looking at the wreckage of a Varney Air Lines mail plane near the port dock in Vancouver, Washington, on Saturday, November 30, 1929. On December 1, 1929, the Oregon Journal published a front-page story about the crash, headlined “Mail Pilot Rams Span; Badly Hurt.” A similar photo, image No. 371N3109, was published on Page 2 that day. According to the story, the plane’s pilot, Clarence C. Price, was unable to land at Swan Island airport in Portland because of fog and turned toward Vancouver. A witness reported hearing a loud noise and seeing the plane “carom off the north tower of the [Interstate] bridge and go into a spin.” Three people pulled Price from the burning plane after the crash, the Journal reported, but he died the next day.

Wreckage of airplane near East Glisan Street

Photograph of a group of people gathered around the wreckage of an airplane in a field. Trees and a fence line are visible in the background. The text “Varney Wreck — near E Glisan St” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image. “Varney” may refer to Varney Air Lines.

Wreckage of airplane near East Glisan Street

Photograph of a group of people with the wreckage of an airplane in a field. Some of the people are leaning or sitting on the remains of the plane. The text “Varney Wreck — near E Glisan St” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image. “Varney” may refer to Varney Air Lines.

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