8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

Handwritten on the back of image: "Maitland, Hegenberger return from Hawaii flight, 7-12-27- Centennial Q-Z." Photo shows Maitland and Hegenberger posing with a third unidentified man who also probably in the military (he has wings pinned to his suit pocket). Lieutenants A.F. Hegenberger and Lester Maitland were the first to fly from the mainland to Hawaii. They left from what became the Oakland Airport in a Fokker tri-motor named the "Bird of Paradise" on June 28, 1927. They landed at Wheeler Field in Hawaii 25 hours and 49 minutes later. (information provided by "The Challenging Skies" by C.R. Roseberry.) Photograph gathered by Oakland Tribune for the newspaper's centennial editions.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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