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Registration / Serial:26-202
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Version:Fokker C-2/Mod
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 26-202 ]
Aircraft Name:Bird of Paradise
City / Airport:San Francisco - Crissy Field (CSY) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1927 to 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:126720
View count: 69
The Fokker C-2 is a variant of the successful Fokker F.VIIa-3m, with a larger fuselage and upgraded engines. Three C-2s were delivered to the United States Army Air Corps in 1927, serialed 26-202 to 26-204. The first of them, 26-202 as shown here, was modified to a long-range version and fitted with a larger wing (21.7m instead of 19.2m). It was named "Bird of Paradise" and used to make the first transpacific flight, 3860 km (2,400 miles) from Oakland to Honululu, on 1 June 1927. Photographer unknown.
Registration / Serial:26-202
Aircraft Version:Fokker C-2/Mod
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 26-202 ]
City / Airport:San Francisco - Crissy Field (CSY) (closed)
Photo Date:1927 to 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:VH-USU
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIb-3m
C/n (msn):4954
Aircraft Name:Southern Cross
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:July 1930 to September 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:126700
View count: 69
Kingsford Smith's Southern Cross photographed in a hangar at an unconfirmed location, most likely at Oakland. In three epic flights spread over two years, Southern Cross and Kingsford Smith circumnavigated the globe over Australia. His trans-Pacific flight took off from Oakland in May 1928 and he returned there via London and New York in July 1930. Photographer unknown.
Registration / Serial:VH-USU
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIb-3m
C/n (msn):4954
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)
Photo Date:July 1930 to September 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:NC333N
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.32
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.32
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.32
Manufacturers:Fokker / Atlantic
Operator / Titles:Western Air Express
C/n (msn):1203
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:March 1930 to October 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:126679
View count: 81
Starting its engines while parked near Oakland's Hanger No.1 and Hangar No.2. Registration is uncertain. Must be either NC333N or NC334N, and the former reg appears to show on the fin. Photographer unknown.
Registration / Serial:NC333N
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.32
Operator / Titles:Western Air Express
C/n (msn):1203
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)
Photo Date:March 1930 to October 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:NC1985
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIb-3m
C/n (msn):4954
Aircraft Name:Southern Cross
Location:Not known
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:April 1928 to May 1928
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:126653
View count: 71
Southern Cross at an unknown location, presumably in California, shortly before starting its record flight from Oakland, CA to Australia. Later became G-AUSU, then VH-USU. Photographer unknown.
Registration / Serial:NC1985
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIb-3m
C/n (msn):4954
Location:Not known
Photo Date:April 1928 to May 1928
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:76824
Military Code:RA
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-2 Mars
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):9268
Aircraft Name:Caroline Mars
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1952
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:125551
View count: 46
Martin JRM-2 "Caroline Mars" moored at NAS Alameda. Photo by Pete Bowers.
Registration / Serial:76824
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-2 Mars
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):9268
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)
Photo Date:1952
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:76821
Military Code:RA-821
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3 Mars
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VR-2
C/n (msn):9265
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1948 to 1956
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:125513
View count: 106
Leaving NAS Alameda to take off in the Bay. US Navy photo.
Registration / Serial:76821
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3 Mars
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):9265
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)
Photo Date:1948 to 1956
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:131723
Aircraft Original Type:Convair R3Y Tradewind
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair R3Y Tradewind
Aircraft Version:Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):[ 131723 ]
Aircraft Name:Caribbean Sea Tradewind
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:October 1956
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:80779
View count: 65
The "Caribbean Sea Tradewind" leaving NAS Alameda. Photo by Peter M. Bowers.
Registration / Serial:131723
Aircraft Version:Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):[ 131723 ]
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)
Photo Date:October 1956
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:NC41882
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-44
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky VS-44/PBS/JR2S
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky VS-44A
Operator / Titles:American Export Airlines
C/n (msn):4403
Aircraft Name:Exeter
City / Airport:New York - La Guardia (KLGA / LGA)Map
Region / Country:New York, United States
Photo Date:1946
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:80736
View count: 59
Photo by Harold Martin.
Registration / Serial:NC41882
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky VS-44A
Operator / Titles:American Export Airlines
C/n (msn):4403
City / Airport:New York - La Guardia (KLGA / LGA)
Photo Date:1946
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:NL67908
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-26 Invader
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-26 Invader (B-26/JD)
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26B Invader
C/n (msn):28037
City / Airport:Detroit - Willow Run (KYIP / YIP)Map
Region / Country:Michigan, United States
Photo Date:1949
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:80694
View count: 138
Photo by Bill Balogh. Aircraft acquired by the Ford Motor Company in Feb 1948 and converted for executive use. Sold to the French military in 1952, fate unknown.
Registration / Serial:NL67908
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26B Invader
C/n (msn):28037
City / Airport:Detroit - Willow Run (KYIP / YIP)
Photo Date:1949
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:NC41881
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-44
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky VS-44/PBS/JR2S
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky VS-44A
Operator / Titles:American Export Airlines
C/n (msn):4402
Aircraft Name:Excambian
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1947
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:80593
View count: 60
Photo by Logan Coombs in 1947. This aircraft is now preserved in the excellent New England Air Museum.
Registration / Serial:NC41881
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky VS-44A
Operator / Titles:American Export Airlines
C/n (msn):4402
Location:Not known
Photo Date:1947
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection