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Dick Rankin on catwalk of airplane On-To-Oregon

Photograph showing pilot Dick Rankin crouched on the catwalk affixed next to the engine of a Stinson Detroiter monoplane, the On-To-Oregon, at the Rankin School of Flying in Portland. The photograph was taken on Friday, August 15, 1930, during preparations for an attempt by brothers Tex Rankin, Dick Rankin, and Dud Rankin to set an endurance flying record. The first attempt on August 17 was one of four unsuccessful tries the Rankins made that month. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four, including image Nos. 371N6128 and 371N6024, that was published on Page 3 of the August 15, 1930, edition of the Oregon Journal. The photographs were published under the headline “Almost Ready to Go Up and Stay Up.” They accompanied an article titled “Rankins Plan to Take Off Sunday.” This photograph had the following caption information: “Dick Rankin tries out the catwalk on which he and his brother will reach the motor while the flight is on.” Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6051, 371N6060, 371N6063, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

Mechanics preparing airplane On-To-Oregon for Rankin brothers’ endurance flight

Photograph of unidentified mechanics preparing a Stinson Detroiter monoplane, the On-To-Oregon, for an attempt by brothers Tex Rankin, Dick Rankin, and Dud Rankin to set an endurance flying record. The photograph was taken on Friday, August 15, 1930, at the Rankin School of Flying in Portland. The Rankins made four unsuccessful attempts to break the endurance record in August 1930. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image Nos. 371N6022 and 371N6128, was published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal on August 15, 1930. The photographs were published under the headline “Almost Ready to Go Up and Stay Up.” They accompanied a story titled “Rankins Plan to Take Off Sunday.” This photograph had the following caption: “Mechanics working on the 300 horsepower Wasp motor.” Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6025, 371N6051, 371N6060, 371N6063, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234. Image note: Damaged negative.

Crowd around Rankin brothers’ airplane On-to-Oregon

Photograph showing a crowd gathered around a Stinson Detroiter monoplane named On-to-Oregon, possibly at Rankin airfield in Portland. The photograph was probably taken in August 1930, when pilot Tex Rankin and his brothers, Dick Rankin and Dud Rankin, flew the plane in four unsuccessful attempts to set a record for endurance flying. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

Mechanics preparing airplane On-To-Oregon for endurance flight

Photograph, taken from the front, of unidentified mechanics working on the engine of a Stinson Detroiter monoplane, the On-To-Oregon, while preparing the plane for an attempt by brothers Tex Rankin, Dick Rankin, and Dud Rankin to set an endurance flying record. The photograph was taken on Friday, August 15, 1930, at the Rankin School of Flying in Portland. The Rankins made four unsuccessful attempts to break the endurance record in August 1930; the first began on August 17. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

Artwork on side of Rankin brothers’ airplane On-To-Oregon

Photograph showing the words “Tex Rankin School of Flying “ and artwork by A. G. Weber on the side of a Stinson Detroiter monoplane named On-To-Oregon. The photograph was taken on August 15, 1930, at the Rankin School of Flying in Portland, while mechanics were preparing the plane for an attempt by brothers Tex Rankin, Dick Rankin, and Dud Rankin to set an endurance flying record. The Rankins made four unsuccessful attempts at the record in August 1930. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image Nos. 371N6022 and 371N6024, was published on Page 3 of the Oregon Journal on August 15, 1930. The photographs were published under the headline “Almost Ready to Go Up and Stay Up.” They accompanied a story titled “Rankins Plan to Take Off Sunday.” This photograph had the following caption: “The name ‘On-to-Oregon’ and picture of the covered wagon and oxen on the plane’s side.” Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

People gathered around Rankin brothers’ airplane On-to-Oregon

Photograph showing people gathered around a Stinson Detroiter monoplane named On-to-Oregon, possibly at Rankin airfield in Portland. On the side of the plane are its name and artwork by A. G. Weber depicting oxen and a covered wagon. The photograph was probably taken in August 1930, when pilot Tex Rankin and his brothers, Dick Rankin and Dud Rankin, flew the plane in four unsuccessful attempts to set a record for endurance flying. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

Rankin brothers’ airplane On-to-Oregon

Photograph showing a Stinson Detroiter monoplane, the On-to-Oregon, outside a hangar, possibly at Rankin airfield in Portland. On the side of the plane are its name and artwork by A. G. Weber depicting oxen and a covered wagon. The photograph was probably taken in August 1930, when pilot Tex Rankin and his brothers, Dick Rankin and Dud Rankin, flew the plane in four unsuccessful attempts to set a record for endurance flying. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

Unidentified man with Rankin brothers’ airplane On-to-Oregon

Photograph showing an unidentified man standing next to a Stinson Detroiter monoplane, the On-to-Oregon, possibly at Rankin airfield in Portland. On the side of the plane are its name and artwork by A. G. Weber depicting oxen and a covered wagon. The photograph was probably taken in August 1930, when pilot Tex Rankin and his brothers, Dick Rankin and Dud Rankin, flew the plane in four unsuccessful attempts to set a record for endurance flying. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Shell Oil plane dropping refueling hose to Rankin brothers’ On-to-Oregon

Aerial photograph showing a Shell Oil plane and a Stinson Detroiter monoplane, the On-to-Oregon, in position for midair refueling, probably above the Portland area. The end of the refueling hose is visible just above the On-to-Oregon. The photograph was probably taken in August 1930, when brothers Tex Rankin, Dick Rankin, and Dud Rankin made four attempts, all unsuccessful, to set an endurance flying record in the On-to-Oregon. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234. Image note: Negative damage visible in image.

Mechanics preparing airplane On-To-Oregon for endurance flight

Photograph of unidentified mechanics working on the engine of a Stinson monoplane, the On-To-Oregon, while preparing the plane for an attempt by brothers Tex Rankin, Dick Rankin, and Dud Rankin to set an endurance flying record. The photograph was taken on Friday, August 15, 1930, at the Rankin School of Flying in Portland. The Rankins made four unsuccessful attempts to break the endurance record in August 1930; the first began on August 17. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

Rankin brothers’ On-to-Oregon and Shell Oil plane conducting aerial refueling test

Aerial photograph showing a Shell Oil monoplane transferring fuel to a Stinson monoplane, the On-To-Oregon, over the Portland area on Saturday, August 16, 1930. A person, probably Dick Rankin, is waving from the top of the On-To-Oregon. The Shell plane was flown by W. G. Fletcher and the On-To-Oregon was flown by Tex Rankin. The aerial refueling was a test run before the first of four unsuccessful attempts by Tex Rankin and his brothers, Dick and Dud Rankin, to set an endurance flying record that month. A cropped and partially masked version of this photograph appears to have been published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 17, 1930. The photograph was published under the headline “Three Times Daily—For How Long?” It had the following caption: “Air picture taken by Roy Norr, Journal staff photographer, of the refueling rehearsal act Saturday between a Shell Oil plane and the On-to-Oregon endurance plane of the Rankin brothers. They expect to do this three times a day on the flight, which is scheduled to start at 10 o’clock this morning.” The photograph accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the refueling test and and plans for the endurance flight. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234. Image note: Damaged negative.

Norr, Roy (Photographer)

On-to-Oregon takes off in Rankin brothers first attempt at endurance record

Photograph showing a Stinson monoplane, the On-to-Oregon, taking off in Portland on Sunday, August 17, 1930. What appears to be a reversed and cropped version of this photograph, along with image No. 371N6051, was published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Monday, August 18, 1930. The photographs were published under the headline “When Rankins Took Off on Attempt at Record.” The photograph had the following caption: “Speeding off the ground at Rankin field Sunday afternoon, the three Rankin brothers and their On-to-Oregon plane aimed for the blue and for a world’s refueling endurance record.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the unsuccessful attempt by brothers Tex Rankin, Dick Rankin, and Dudley Rankin to break the endurance flying record. The attempt begun on August 17 was one of four tries, all unsuccessful, that the Rankins made that month. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234. Image note: Damaged negative. Image note: Negative damage at upper right.

On-to-Oregon takes off in Rankin brothers’ attempt at endurance record

Photograph showing a Stinson monoplane, the On-to-Oregon, taking off. The photograph was probably taken in August 1930 at Rankin airfield in Portland during one of four attempts that month by brothers Tex Rankin, Dick Rankin, and Dud Rankin set an endurance flying record. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, 371N6233, and 371N6234.

On-to-Oregon takes off in Rankin brothers’ attempt at endurance record

Photograph showing a Stinson monoplane, the On-to-Oregon, taking off. The photograph was probably taken in August 1930 at Rankin airfield in Portland during one of four attempts that month by brothers Tex Rankin, Dick Rankin, and Dud Rankin to set an endurance flying record. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.Photograph showing two men standing outdoors next to an airplane, the On-to-Oregon, possibly at Rankin field in Portland. The man on the right is pilot Dick Rankin. The man on the left is unidentified. The photograph was probably taken in August 1930, when Rankin and his brothers, Tex Rankin and Dick Rankin, flew the On-to-Oregon in four unsuccessful attempts to set an endurance flying record. Also see image Nos. 371N6017, 371N6022, 371N6023, 371N6024, 371N6025, 371N6060, 371N6064, 371N6103, 371N6120, 371N6121, 371N6128, 371N6129, 371N6130, 371N6132, 371N6133, 371N6134, 371N6138, 371N6199, 371N6206, 371N6207, 371N6221, 371N6227, 371N6228, and 371N6234.