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Elmer J. Faucett (1891-1960) worked for Curtiss Aircraft as a mechanic before he enlisted in World War I. In 1920, Faucett transferred to Roosevelt Field and was put in charge of service and maintenance. In June of that year, after being fired for a stunt, Faucett was sent to Peru. On October 5, 1922 he was the first man to fly over the Andes mountains, and fly from Lima to Iquitos. On September 15, 1928 he began the Faucett Aviation Company, a cargo and passenger airline which became Peru's oldest and largest domestic airline.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0561

Creator

Faucett, Elmer J., 1891-1960

Date

1918-1967

bulk [ca. 1930s]

Provenance

Anna Mae Faucett, gift, 1991, XXXX-0561, unknown

Extent

0.23 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Photographs

Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one scrapbook that contains magazine and newspaper clippings pertaining to Faucett Aviation Company's early history. Magazines include: 'The Peruvian Times;' 'Andean Air Mail;' and 'The West Coast Leader.' There are Faucett Airlines Ads and 8 black and white photographs of Elmer and wife Venetha Faucett, while he receives the Aviation Cross of the First Order, 1942.

Genre/Form

Photographs

Scrapbooks

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

Faucett Aviation Co.

Faucett, Elmer J., 1891-1960

Topics Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Commercial
Aeronautics -- Peru
Periodicals

Archival Repository

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