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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Holger Hojriis (left) shaking hands with Otto Hillig in front of the Bellanca J-300 "Liberty" used on their transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to Copenhagen, June 24-25, 1931. The plane was later sold to Benjamin and Joseph Adamowicz, renamed "Warsaw", and used on their New York - Warsaw flight of 1934 (r/n NR 797W). The original photograph is signed "To Joe and Benny With happy Landings O. W. Hillig".

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Transatlantic flights
  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots
  • Airplanes

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

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



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