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

Clipping on the back, June 26, "VISITOR RETURNS--Emory Bronte (right) looks over a plaque which commemorates the flight he navigated to the Hawaiian Islands with Ernie Smith, pilot. With Bronte are (from left) Benn Nutter, John F. Tulloch and Don Martin." Photo shows the four men, all wearing suits, gathered in front of the concret and bronze memorial plaque in front of the Oakland Airport terminal. The plaque gives a brief opening statement about the importance of transpacific flight and then lists the names of some of the pilots and navigators who made some of the first historic flights to Hawaii. The names included are: Hegenberger and Maitland, Smith and Bronte, Amelia Earhart, and competitors in the Dole Race who made it to Hawaii (Goebel, Davis, Jensen, Schluter) and those that were killed in the attempt (Pedlar, Doran, Erwin, Knope, Frost, Scott, Eichwaldt).

Used: Oakland Tribune

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