LINDBERGH + SPIRIT of ST LOUIS w/ USMC OBSV SQD #9 HAITI - FEB 6-8 1928 PHOTO


LINDBERGH + SPIRIT of ST LOUIS w/ USMC OBSV SQD #9 HAITI - FEB 6-8 1928 PHOTO

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LINDBERGH + SPIRIT of ST LOUIS with USMC OBSERVATION SQUADRON #9 HAITI - FEB 6-8 1928 PHOTO


VERY HISTORIC AND RARE UNDOCUMENTED ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH of *CHARLES A. LINDBERGH and HIS PLANE The ** SPIRIT of ST LOUIS ALONG WITH THE *** USMC UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS AVIATION OBSERVATION SQUADRON #9 AT BOWEN AIRFIELD IN THE ISLAND OF HAITI ON FEBRUARY 6-8 1928.

CHARLES A. LINDBERGH STANDS WITHUSMC UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS AVIATION OBSERVATION SQUADRON #9 MARINES AT BOWEN AIRFIELD ALONG WITHOTHER OFFICERS AND DIGNITARIES WITH THE SPIRIT of ST. LOUIS AS A BACKDROP.

THESPIRIT of ST. LOUISSERIAL NUMBER (N-X-211) IS VISIBLE UNDER THE WING. THIS WAS ONE OFCHARLES A. LINDBERGH and HIS PLANE The SPIRIT of ST LOUIS'SLAST PROMOTIONAL / GOODWILL FLIGHTS THAT HE FLEW TO BOWEN AIRFIELD AT PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI 'S USMC AIR STATION (JUST BEFORE FLYING IT TO WASHINGTON D.C. TO THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE IN WASHINGTON D.C. TO BE INSTALLED IN THEIR COLLECTION WHERE IT IS TODAY).

ORIGINAL FIRST GENERATION SEPIA PHOTO OF THE SPIRIT of ST. LOUIS, CHARLES A. LINDBERGH, THE UNITED STATES MARINE AVIATION OBSERVATION SQUADRON #9.


PERIOD PENCILED CAPTION ON THE REVERSE:

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Marine Corps Observation Squadron #9

Bowen Field Haiti 1920-30s

Sgt. Frank Beauchamp

CharlesLindbergh+

Spirit of St. Louis

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DIMENSIONS: 4" x 8"


SHARP FOCUS AND VERY GOOD CONTRAST.


CONDITION IS VERY FINE WITH SOME LIGHT HANDLING, A VERTICAL DEEP CRACK/SPLIT THAT HAD AN AMATEUR RESTORATION ON THE REVERSE, A SMALL LOWER RIGHT AND LEFT FRONT CORNER LACKING AND A LOSS OF SOME EMULSION BELOW THE SUBJECTS IN THE GRASS NEXT TO THE CRACK. THE PHOTO CONDITION COULD BE BETTER BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS. ONE OF A FEW IMPORTANT MOMENTS OF SUCH A HISTORIC EVENT.


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SHARP FOCUS AND VERY GOOD CONTRAST.


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*Charles Augustus Lindbergh (b.1902-d.1974) was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist. At the age of 25, he achieved instantaneous world fame by making the first nonstop flight from New York City to Paris on May 20–21, 1927.


**The Spirit of St. Louis (Registration: N-X-211) is the custom-built, single engine, single-seat, high wing monoplane flown by Charles Lindberg May 20–21, 1927, on the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight from New York, to France.


*** During the United States occupation of Haiti in 1919 the United States Marine Corps stationed Marine Observation units using HS-1 and HS-2 aircraft in what became Bowen Field.



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