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Coles, Victor  Search this
Floyd Bennett Airport  Search this
0.13 Cubic feet (1 box)
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Archival materials
Photograph albums
This collection consists of a photo album containing photographs taken by Victor Coles of Floyd Bennett Airport and aircraft, 1937.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a 5.5 by 6.5 inch photo album, containing 3 by 5 inch black and white photographs taken by Victor Coles of Floyd Bennett Airport and the following aircraft, 1937: Seversky P-35; Boeing P-12; Curtiss P-6E Hawk; Curtiss O-1G Falcon; Boeing Y1B-9A (Model 246); Keystone B-3A (LB-10A); Curtiss SOC-1 Seagull; Vought SBU-2; Grumman XSF-2; Grumman XFF-1; Curtiss F7C-1 Seahawk; Curtiss F11C-2 (BFC-2) Goshawk; Boeing XF6B-1 (XBFB-1, Model 236); Consolidated (Fleet) N2Y-1; Martin (Glenn L.) T4M-1 (Model 74); Bellanca XRE-2; Berliner-Joyce XFJ-2; Northrop XFT-1; Douglas RD Dolphin (USCG); Grumman JF-2 Duck (USCG); Curtiss Condor BT-32 Export Bomber (Condor II); Bellanca Bomber; Lockheed Model 5B Vega "Winnie Mae"; Vultee V1-A; Burnelli (Upperçu-Burnelli) UB-14; Granville, Miller, and De Lackner R-6H "QED"/"Conquistador del Cielo; Granville Gee Bee Super Sportster; Lockheed Model 10-E Electra; and Sikorsky S-38 "Osa's Ark."
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Biographical / Historical:
Floyd Bennett Field is an airfield located in southeast Brooklyn, New York City, along the shore of Jamaica Bay. Named after noted North Pole aviator Floyd Bennett, the airport was dedicated on June 26, 1930, and officially opened to commercial flights on May 23, 1931. Despite the exceptional quality of its facilities, Bennett Field never received much commercial traffic, and it was used instead for general aviation. During the interwar period, dozens of aviation records were set by aviators flying to or from Bennett Field. Commercial aviation activity at Bennett Field ceased in 1939, and the Navy gained ownership of the field in 1941.
Mrs. Victor Coles, Gift, Unknown, NASM.2019.0046
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Photograph albums
Floyd Bennett Field Photo Album [Coles], NASM.2019.0046, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives