Item 371N4991 - Frank M. Hawks landing plane in Portland for refueling

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Frank M. Hawks landing plane in Portland for refueling


  • 1932-01-23 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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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.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N4991

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