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Arthur C. Arendt was a pilot for the U.S. Air Mail Service from August 5, 1920 until April 9, 1921. He was a colleague to Walter H. Stevens, another air mail pilot, who was one of the thirty-four air mail pilots to die in the line of duty when his aircraft caught fire in the air above Pemberville, Ohio, on September 14, 1920. Arendt was later a member of the Air Mail Pioneers organization




Arendt, Arthur C.


bulk 1919-1958


Arthur C. Arendt, Gift


0.15 Cubic feet ((3 folders))


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Scope and Contents

This collection includes 49 black and white prints and 19 color snapshots. The color prints are of the Piasecki H-21 and the Boeing-Vertol CH-113 Voyageur. These photographs were taken of the aircraft in 1958 at the Philadelphia Airport before their respective test flights. The black and white photography relate to Arendt and his air mail service. The images include photographs of air mail personalities, including Walter H. Stevens, and the following aircraft: de Havilland DH-4 Mailplane Conversion; Curtiss JN-4; Martin MP Mailplane (MB-1 and MB-2); Great Lakes 4A-1; Bach 3CT8 (Air Yacht); Travel Air 2000; Martin MT; Junkers-Larsen JL-6; Great Lakes 2T1A; Fokker D-VII; Travel Air Mystery; Brunner Winkle Bird




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Stevens, Walter H.

Topics de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny
Fokker D.III (M 19F, M 19K)
Air mail service
Piasecki H-21
Boeing-Vertol CH-113 Voyageur
Travel Air 2000
Martin MP Mailplane
Great Lakes 4A-1
Junkers-Larsen JL-6
Bach 3CT8 (Air Yacht)
Brunner Winkle Bird


Arthur C. Arendt Photographs, Accession number XXXX-0760, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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