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Item 99

Biplane on the beach, 1920s

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: circa 1925

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: Glass Negative

Item 101

Biplane and pilot, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: circa 1925

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: Glass Negative

Item 12281

Caribou Municipal Airport, 1937

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library

Date: 1937

Location: Caribou

Media: Postcard

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Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.

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Col. Lindbergh, Old Orchard Beach, 1927

We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.

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Olson-Oberg aerial wedding, Caribou, 1930

A Parade, an Airplane and Two Weddings

Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.

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B-26 and crew, Presque Isle air field, ca. 1943

Presque Isle Air Museum

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII

by Vera Cleaves


West Point during World War II