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Collection Item Summary:

"PILOT WALTER LEES, right, and PILOT FREDERIC BROSSY, left, checking up on their fuel supply before taking off on the record-breaking non-refueling endurance flight in the BELLANCA PACEMAKER MONOPLANE with PACKARD DIESEL 225 H.P. ENGINE." Three-quarter right front view, close in, of the Bellanca J-2 (r/n NR782W) on the ground; in front of the aircraft are arranged four fuel barrels and numerous cans of Texaco Aerodiesel fuel and Airplane Oil Nos. 2 and 6. Pilots Walter E. Lees and Frederic A. Brossy pose standing, looking over paperwork. Circa May 1931.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics--records
  • Aircraft
  • Airplanes
  • Airplanes--Fuel
  • Air pilots

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa May 1931

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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