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In July 1927, Ernest L. Smith (pilot) and Emory B. Bronte (navigator) attempted to fly from California to Hawaii. They crash-landed on the island of Molokai and lost radio communication. Neither man was injured. National attention was given for their efforts. Their Travelair was named 'The City of Oakland'. Mr. Bronte, born in 1902, was a pilot, a US Naval Reserve Air Service officer and a member of the National Aeronautic Association.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0020

Creator

Bronte, Emory

Date

1927

Provenance

Emory Bronte, Gift, 1965, XXXX-0020

Extent

0.83 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Photographs

Clippings

Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook is a reference of their flight with newspaper clippings, a few photographs of the downed plane and a piece of the aircraft fabric.

Genre/Form

Photographs

Clippings

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

Bronte, Emory

Smith, Ernest

Topics Travel Air aircraft family
Transpacific flights
Aeronautics -- Records
Aeronautics

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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