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Ernest Smith and Emory Bronte Scrapbook
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
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.
Emory Bronte, Gift, 1965, XXXX-0020
0.83 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
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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.
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