U.S. Army Lieutenants Lester J Maitland and Albert F Hegenberger land in Hawaii after flight from California
Hawaii USA Date:1927, June 29 Duration:16 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army soldiers surround aviators and their aircraft at Wheeler field in Hawaii. U.S. Army aviators Lieutenant Lester J Maitland and Lieutenant Albert F Hegenberger wear Hawaiian flower Leis, presented upon their arrival in Hawaii after flying from Oakland, California. The aviators completed the first flight from mainland U.S. to Hawaii, some 2400 miles, setting a new record. Their airplane, a Fokker Trimotor, named Bird of Paradise, is seen in background. They hold a news conference.
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