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Collection Item Summary:

Ryan Aeronautical Company personnel pose with Charles A. Lindbergh and the Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" (one-half left front view) at San Diego, California, before its takeoff for St. Louis. H. J. van der Linde is on top of the NYP, fueling it through funnel. On ground, left to right are O. R. McNeel, welding foreman; and George Hammond, student mechanic pilot (holding ends of banner NEW YORK-PARIS FLIGHT); Lindbergh; Donald Hall, Chief Engineer; and A. J. Edwards, sales manager of Ryan Airlines, Inc.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Air pilots
  • Aircraft industry
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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


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