Hamilton Metalplane H-18 "Maiden Milwaukee"; Pabst, William "Billy"; Hamilton, Thomas Foster and Mrs. Hamilton; Miller, John H.. [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

Left to right: Billy Pabst, co-pilot Thomas F. Hamilton, Mrs. Hamilton, and pilot John H. Miller pose standing behind left horizontal stabilizer of the Hamilton Metalplane H-18 "Maiden Milwaukee" (rear view of aircraft, close up); the two children standing to either side of the Hamiltons are probably their children. Resting on the stabilizer is the Detroit News Air Transport Trophy (left) and the Detroit Aviation Country Club Trophy (right, a.k.a. Aviation Town & Country Club of Detroit Trophy), with a Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) between them; Mrs. Hamilton holds a string tied around the lizard's neck. Probably taken at the National Air Races, Spokane, Washington, September 23-24, 1927.

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  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • Air pilots

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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