Fueling 'Yellow Bird,' Old Orchard Beach, 1929

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Fueling 'Yellow Bird,' Old Orchard Beach, 1929

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A crowd on the beach of Old Orchard watch an unidentified main fueling a French Bernard 191 called the Yellow Bird or Oiseau Canari, before its transatlantic flight to Spain, June 13, 1929.

The large plane held a crew of three and an unexpected -- and unwelcome -- stowaway, Arthur Schreiber, 22, of Portland.

On takeoff, the plane's tail drooped, caused by the stowaway. His added weight threatened the flight.

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  • Title: Fueling 'Yellow Bird,' Old Orchard Beach, 1929
  • Creation Date: 1929-06-13
  • Subject Date: 1929-06-13
  • Location: Old Orchard Beach, York County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 15.5 cm x 24.5 cm
  • Local Code: HJScr3_p023_001
  • Collection: Harry Jones Scrapbook Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Old Orchard Beach Historical Society
P.O. Box 464, Old Orchard, ME 04064
(207) 934-9319

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