Wiley Post Autographed Photo 1933


Collection Item Summary:

This collection consists of an 8 by 10 inch black and white photograph of Wiley Hardeman Post posed beside the Lockheed Model 5B Vega Winnie Mae (NR105W). In the top right corner, an inscription is printed in the image which reads, "Around the World Solo Flight, 7 days 18 hours 49 mins, Wiley Post, 7/22/33." The print is also autographed in black ink "To Fred Bailey From Wiley Post."

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Wiley Hardeman Post (1898-1935) was an American aviator famed for several record flights, including the first solo flight around the world. Post won the 1930 Bendix Race flying in F. C. Hall's Lockheed Model 5B Vega Winnie Mae (NR105W), and the following year Post, along with Harold Gatty, circumnavigated the world in the Winnie Mae. After this historic first, Post bought the Winnie Mae from Hall and flew the same course alone in 1933.

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Wiley Post Autographed Photo, Acc. 2018-0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Repository Loc.

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


Post, Wiley 1898-1935


  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots

Physical description

0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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