Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

"Major Martin, original commander of the World Flight, on the pontoon of his plane, preparing for the departure from Seattle April 5. Sergeant Harvey is assisting above. The plane has just been lowered into the water after its wheeled chassis had been replaced by floats, in preparation for flying over water." One-half left front view of Douglas World Cruiser DWC-1 "Seattle" (s/n 23-1229), fitted with pontoons, being lowered into the water by crane from a dock in preparation for departure from Seattle, Washington, April 5, 1924. Staff Sgt. Alva L. Harvey stands atop the nose of the aircraft; Major Frederick L. Martin (Flight Commander) kneels on the left pontoon.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics - records
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aircraft
  • Airplanes
  • Biplanes
  • Air pilots

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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probably US Army Air Service



Repository Loc.

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


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