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:

One-half left front view of Army Fokker C-2 "Bird of Paradise," piloted by Lester J. Maitland and Albert F. Hegenberger, in flight above Wheeler Field (Oahu), preparing to land after the Army's first successful transpacific flight, June 29, 1927. Spectators on the ground welcome and wave to the pilots.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Fokker airplanes
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aircraft
  • Airplanes
  • Transpacific flights

Data Source

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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