The "Bird of Paradise" at Wheeler field with mounted guards.
Lt. Lester J. Maitland, pilot, and Lt. Albert F. Hegenberger, navigator, U.S. Army Air Corps, made the first trans-Pacific flight from Oakland, California to Wheeler Field, Honolulu in this plane.
Date: June 29, 1927
Photographer: Williams Studio
Call number: PP-3-10-005