Loening OL-8 in Alaska

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Loening OL-8 in Alaska

Postby MrWidgeon » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:31 am

Another photo from the Gentleman that supplied the Levanevsky photo.

He writes ...
Seaplane tender USS Gannett during Alaska Aerial Survey Expedition, 1929, with Loening OL-8 amphibious seaplane (aka “The Flying Shoehorn”) on the stern.

At the time, my father Larry Burrow was a radio operator on the passenger ship SS Queen, which operated between Seattle and SE Alaska. He was given this photo by a radioman from the Gannett during an exchange of shipboard visits in Skagway.

Photo provided by Charlie Burrow and posted with his approval.


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Re: Loening OL-8 in Alaska

Postby longshot » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:47 am

The SDASM have now put up some 4 dozen photos from this US Navy Aerial Survey of Alaska
Thumbnails https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarch ... 20/detail/

'Justified' https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarch ... 347555920/

Slideshow https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarch ... 5920/show/
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