Fairchild FC-2W2 "Stars and Stripes"; June, Harold I.; Byrd, Richard Evelyn; Balchen, Bernt. [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

Composite photograph; right side view of Fairchild FC-2W2 "Stars and Stripes" (r/n NX 8006) on the ground before being delivered to Antarctica; circa 1928. Three men are seen posed standing beside the aircraft, under the right wing. Harold I. June (left), chief pilot of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, is part of the original image; images of Richard E. Byrd (center) and Bernt Balchen (right) have been added.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • Aircraft
  • Air pilots

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Fairchild Corporation


Circa 1928

Repository Loc.

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



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