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Kiutus Tecumseh and his father next to plane at Swan Island airport

Photograph of Kiutus Tecumseh (right) and his father, also Kiutus Tecumseh, standing next to a Hans Mirow Flying Service airplane at Swan Island airport in Portland on Sunday, August 10, 1930. The younger Tecumseh is wearing a feather headdress and a beaded vest, gloves, and pants. He is holding a hatchet. The elder Tecumseh is wearing a cowboy hat, a collared shirt, a beaded vest and gloves, and breeches. On Monday, August 11, 1930, the Oregon Journal published a brief story about the two men on Page 11, under the headline “Two Indian Chiefs Tour Sky Lanes in Portland Airplane.” The Journal reported that the younger Kiutus Tecumseh, a singer, was on his fourth radio concert tour, and that he and his father had taken a flight with the Mirow service during a stop in Portland. The younger Tecumseh resided in Wenatchee, Washington, and the elder in Yakima, Washington, according to the story.

Kiutus Tecumseh and his father next to plane at Swan Island airport

Photograph of Kiutus Tecumseh (right) and his father, also Kiutus Tecumseh, standing next to a Hans Mirow Flying Service airplane at Swan Island airport in Portland on August 10, 1930. The younger Tecumseh is wearing a feather headdress and a beaded vest, gloves, and pants. He is holding a hatchet. The elder Tecumseh is wearing a cowboy hat, a collared shirt, a beaded vest and gloves, and breeches. On Monday, August 11, 1930, the Oregon Journal published a brief story about the two men on Page 11, under the headline “Two Indian Chiefs Tour Sky Lanes in Portland Airplane.” The Journal reported that the younger Kiutus Tecumseh, a singer, was on his fourth radio concert tour, and that he and his father had taken a flight with the Mirow service during a stop in Portland. The younger Tecumseh resided in Wenatchee, Washington, and the elder in Yakima, Washington, according to the story.

Three men, one in Santa suit, with airplane

Photograph of two unidentified men, one of them dressed as Santa Claus, standing on the wing of a plane at the Swan Island airport in Portland. A third unidentified man is standing on the ground next to the wing and is reaching up to shake hands with the man in the Santa suit.

Crew refueling pilot Frank M. Hawks’ airplane in Portland

Photograph of a crowd watching as two men refuel Captain Frank M. Hawks’ plane at Swan Island airport in Portland on Saturday, January 23, 1932. Hawks made two brief fuel stops in Portland that day while flying from Agua Caliente, Mexico, to Vancouver, British Columbia, and back in a successful attempt to set a speed record. On Sunday, January 24, 1932, the Oregon Journal published a story about Hawks’ flight on Page 1, under the headline “Hawks Sets Record for 2-Way Dash.” According to the story, Hawks set a new round-trip speed record of 13 hours, 43 minutes, 59 seconds.

Crew refueling pilot Frank M. Hawks’ airplane in Portland

Photograph of a crowd watching as two men refuel Captain Frank M. Hawks’ plane at Swan Island airport in Portland on Saturday, January 23, 1932. Hawks is standing in the cockpit. He made two brief fuel stops in Portland that day while flying from Agua Caliente, Mexico to Vancouver, British Columbia, and back in a successful attempt to set a speed record. On Sunday, January 24, 1932, the Oregon Journal published a story about Hawks’ flight on Page 1, under the headline “Hawks Sets Record for 2-Way Dash.” According to the story, Hawks set a new round-trip speed record of 13 hours, 43 minutes, 59 seconds.

Crew refueling pilot Frank M. Hawks’ airplane in Portland

Photograph of two men refueling Captain Frank M. Hawks’ plane as Hawks speaks with an unidentified man at Swan Island airport in Portland on Saturday, January 23, 1932. Hawks made two brief fuel stops in Portland that day while flying from Agua Caliente, Mexico to Vancouver, British Columbia, and back in a successful attempt to set a speed record. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image Nos. 371N1082 and 371N4991, was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, January 24, 1932. The photographs were published under the headline “Speed King Refuels Here on Flight.” This photograph had the following caption: “Attendants at the airport refueling the ship while Hawks chatted with bystanders for a few minutes.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Hawks Sets Record for 2-Way Dash.” According to the story, Hawks set a round-trip speed record of 13 hours, 43 minutes, 59 seconds.

Frank M. Hawks landing plane in Portland for refueling

Photograph of Captain Frank M. Hawks landing his Texaco airplane at Swan Island airport in Portland on Saturday, January 23, 1932. A cropped version of this photograph, along with image Nos. 371N1082 and 371N4992, was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, January 24, 1932. The photographs were published under the headline “Speed King Refuels Here on Flight.” This photograph had the following caption: “The low wing monoplane piloted by Captain Frank M. Hawks as it landed at Swan Island at 12:23 p.m. Saturday while the noted aviator was speeding southward to Augua [sic] Caliente in an effort to set a new record round trip from Mexico to Canada.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Hawks Sets Record for 2-Way Dash.” According to the story, Hawks set a new round-trip speed record of 13 hours, 43 minutes, 59 seconds.

Crowd around Spirit of St. Louis before Lindbergh’s departure from Portland

Photograph of spectators gathered around Charles Lindbergh’s plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, at the Swan Island airfield in Portland on September 16, 1927, shortly before his departure for San Francisco. Lindbergh stopped in Portland during a flying tour of the United States, arriving on September 14, 1927. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four pictures published on Page 12 of the Oregon Journal on September 16, 1927, under the headline: “In the Glorious Early Morning as Lindy Sailed South.” The photograph had the following caption information: “The Spirit of St. Louis just before the hop-off.” The photograph accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about Lindbergh’s visit and departure.

Vincent, Ralph

Boeing F4B Navy fighter at Swan Island airport in Portland

Photograph of a Boeing F4B biplane, probably an F4B-4, at Swan Island airport in Portland. On the side of the plane is the word “Anacostia,” indicating the plane was based at Anacostia Naval Air Station near Washington, D. C. Two words of text are handwritten at the bottom of the negative. The first word begins with “H” but the rest of the word is unclear. The second word is “Plane.” The text is visible at the bottom right corner of the image.

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