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Photograph

Maitland of Milwaukee

Maitland of Milwaukee | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Head and shoulders portrait of Lester Maitland, who was a U.S. Army Air Service pilot from Milwaukee who served as aide to General Billy Mitchell during the 1920s. In 1927 Maitland and Lt. Albert Hegenberger completed the first trans-Pacific flight from California to Hawaii.
DESCRIPTION
Head and shoulders portrait of Lester Maitland, who was a U.S. Army Air Service pilot from Milwaukee who served as aide to General Billy Mitchell during the 1920s. In 1927 Maitland and Lt. Albert Hegenberger completed the first trans-Pacific flight from California to Hawaii.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11449
Creation Date:
Creator Name:Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Collection Name:Name File
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:Maitland, Lester
Original Dimensions:6.5 x 9.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Although the acclaim given Maitland and Hegenberger for their accomplishment was limited in comparison with adulation for Lindbergh whose trans-Atlantic flight had taken place only weeks earlier, their accomplishment was possibly greater from a naviational stand point. Maitland remained in the Army Air Force, serving as a general during World War II. He later became the first director of the Wisconsin Aeronautics Commission.This image was purchased from the Milwaukee Journal. Double credit should be used as a result.
SUBJECTS
Air pilots, Military
Men
Portrait photography
Outdoor photography
Military uniforms

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