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#1 5thwingmarty

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 05:00 PM

These two photos were in an album I recently picked up.  Lots of decent photos but no captions to identify any of the people or places shown.  I believe the tall man on the left in both photos is F.Q. Wilson.  I have no idea who the others are or where this was taken, but it looks like the woman is going to hop in and take the plane for a spin.

 

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 06:11 PM

Maybe the woman is Ruth Elder?..Bodes

http://www.ctie.mona...elder_2_500.jpg

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:28 PM

Looks to be very close in appearance.



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:39 PM

Posted Today, 10:28 PM

Looks to be very close in appearance.

 

Sure does look like her to me.



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:40 PM

Awesome photos.

What kind of plane is that?

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:01 AM

Looks like a Nieuport ...with the small hump and grab handles(?)  Do not know which model..

the engine cowl latches are odd


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:28 AM

I'm not sure if this is the same plane, but the dark paint and stars on the wings on this plane are the only matches in the photos I have to the photos with the woman, other than one shot where the plane is rolling over and diving away.  I don't see the same cowling latches on this plane though.  The shapes of the wing tips and tail appear to be the same.

 

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:17 PM

Looks to be very close in appearance.


Cheeks and chin any way....Bodes

#9 Lee Ragan

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:03 PM

Awesome photos.

What kind of plane is that?

Looks like a Thomas-Morse S4B Scout to me.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:59 PM

Looks like a Thomas-Morse S4B Scout to me.

good call



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Posted 08 August 2019 - 03:33 PM

I was thinking Clara Bow from the movie Wings (1927).




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