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Curtiss NC-3 (P2N-1) and NC-4 (P2N-1) Photographs

Names:
United States. Navy -- Aviation  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
1919
Summary:
This collection consists of eight black and white photographs, mounted on album pages, documenting the flight of the Curtiss NC-1, the Curtiss NC-3, and the Curtiss NC-4 aircraft in their effort to make the first trans-Atlantic crossing by air.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of eight black and white photographs, each approximately 2.25 x 3 inches, mounted on two 7 x 6 inch pages (four to each page) with caption information. The Curtiss NC-3 is shown anchored to a buoy, landing, and beached with damaged wings at Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands. The Curtiss NC-4 is shown landing, on the water, and taking off for Lisbon, Portugal. There is also an image taken from a ship of Naval personnel watching for an aircraft.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1917, the United States Navy developed specifications for a flying boat of sufficient range to cross the Atlantic to England. The Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, in conjunction with the Navy, developed a three-engine aircraft. The Navy intended that the flying boat would serve as an anti-submarine patrol aircraft. The first of the new aircraft, the NC-1, flew on October 4, 1918, followed by the NC-2 on April 12, 1919. Even though World War I had ended, the Navy decided to continue the program in an effort to make the first trans-Atlantic crossing by air. As the program progressed, the NC-2 was dismantled to provide parts for the other NC aircraft. On May 16, 1919, the NC-1, the NC-3, and the NC-4 assembled at Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland, to begin the 1200-mile flight to the Azores. The NC-1 was forced down short of the islands and sank, but the Greek vessel, Ionia, rescued the crew. The NC-3 landed two hundred miles short and taxied the remaining distance to the islands. The NC-4 completed the flight successfully, reaching Plymouth, England via Lisbon, Portugal on May 31, 1919. Following publicity tours of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States, the NC-4 was given to the Smithsonian Institution and is a part of the National Air and Space Museum collection.
Provenance:
Frederick M. Thompson, Gift, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.0903
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Transatlantic flights  Search this
Curtiss NC-3 (P2N-1)  Search this
Curtiss NC-4 (P2N-1)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
Curtiss NC-3 and NC-4 Photographs, NASM.XXXX.0903, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0903
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2a80bafb1-7a47-4330-aa08-e161f8db5435
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0903

Lowe, Willard & Fowler (L. W. F.) Aircraft Photographs Collection

Creator:
Thielhart, Otto  Search this
Names:
Lowe, Willard, & Fowler Engineering Co.  Search this
Thielhart, Otto  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((3 folders))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1920s]
Scope and Contents:
The donor's father, Otto Thielhart, worked at L.W.F. Engineering Company during the early 1920s, and these 81 prints were copied from the father's scrapbook. The subjects include scenes from L.W.F. Engineering Co. and aircraft built there or of the period, including: Aeromarine M-1; Albatros D V; Arens Biplane; Bleriot XI Type; Curtiss CR-1, CR-2, CR-3, HA, HS-1L, JN-4, L, NC-1, NC-2, NC-3, NC-4, Navy Racer, and R-6 Army Racer; De Havilland DH-4B; Douglas DT-2; shots of the L.W.F. Factory, LWF Model V, Model V-1, Model F, Model G-2, Model H, Model L; Martin NBS-1; Sloan/Standard H-3; and Thomas-Morse S.4C.
Biographical / Historical:
The Lowe Willard & Fowler (L.W.F.) Engineering Company, located at College Point, New York City, was organized in 1915 for the manufacture of all types of heavier-than-air machines. L.W.F. produced the first all-American aircraft to be used during World War I. In 1917, the first Liberty motor to fly was installed in the L.W.F. Model G, and several of the L.W.F. aircraft held performance records for speed and endurance. The company also completed Government contracts for producing Martin Bombers, Douglas DT-2s, and Naval Observation Planes, before the company dissolved in 1924.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Walter Thielhart, gift, 1993, 1993-0036, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
LWF V-1  Search this
LWF F  Search this
LWF G-2  Search this
LWF H Owl  Search this
LWF L Butterfly  Search this
Sloane H-3 Trainer  Search this
Thomas-Morse S-4C  Search this
Douglas DT-2  Search this
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4  Search this
LWF V  Search this
Albatros D.V (L24)  Search this
Bleriot XI Family  Search this
Curtiss CR-1 Racer (Model 23, L-17-1)  Search this
Curtiss CR-2 Racer (Model 23, L-17-2)  Search this
Curtiss CR-3 Racer  Search this
Curtiss HA Dunkirk Fighter  Search this
Curtiss HS-1L  Search this
Aeromarine Aircraft Family  Search this
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny  Search this
Curtiss L  Search this
Curtiss R-6 Army Racer  Search this
Curtiss NC-1 (P2N-1)  Search this
Curtiss NC-2 (P2N-1)  Search this
Curtiss NC-3 (P2N-1)  Search this
Curtiss Navy Racers  Search this
Curtiss NC-4 (P2N-1)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0036
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2cd332c15-daef-4e44-98e7-9405576cc231
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0036

We Saw It Happen: John Towers

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Interviews
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-06-13T17:34:18.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
See more by:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_d2YYTZJeRNs

Curtiss NC-3 (P2N-1)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AC, Folder 902224-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A: Aircraft / Curtiss (USA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2ad9071a9-52be-451f-a66e-cb404786a8d4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref14698

Curtiss NC-3 (P2N-1)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AC, Folder 902224-80
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photos
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A: Aircraft / Curtiss (USA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg21de1dca0-e861-4f49-bce8-40a708e66a86
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref14701

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