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Historic Hawaii Airfields Pages


Bud Mars in Hawaii

A contingent from the Glenn Curtiss Aircraft Company of New York arrived in Honolulu on Dec 19, 1910 with two Curtiss "Pusher" aircraft disassembled and crated.  They were on the first stop of a 30,000 mile aerial demonstration tour through Asia and Africa.  The spectators on Oahu were to be charged $1.00 per head at the Moanalua Polo Grounds.   The amount of "Freeloaders" on nearby ridges made the whole venture not worthwhile  and the team left Hawaii somewhat disgruntled after only three days of flights

The photos from the gallery below were scanned from the archives of the 15th Airlift Wing History Office. Descriptions are in the file names in the address line of your browser

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