Curtiss Helldiver A-8849
This Curtiss Helldiver landed January 25, 1931
at Tucson piloted by Lt. C.F. Harper. He carried C.P. Murtha
as passenger. Based at Anacostia N.A.S., Washington, DC,
they were westbound from El Paso, TX to San Diego, CA.
Interestingly, earlier, on June 6, 1923, Lt.
Harper set an altitude record of 13,898 feet for planes with
no useful load in a DT-2 (cf. page 45 of Department
of the Navy. NAVWEPS 00-80P-1, “United States
Naval Aviation 1910-1960”).
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