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MS-152: Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs


The 1000 De Havilland DH-4 produced by the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company is shown in this photograph taken in circa 1918. In the foreground there is an aircraft in an open field with an unidentified pilot and an unidentified person in the second cockpit. On the side of the plane is a painted sign that reads - "I am ship No. 1000 will leave for France July 31st 4:30 p.m." On the bottom of the wing is the number 1000 painted backwards for easier reading from the ground. The hood is off and the Liberty Engine of the aircraft is exposed. The tail number of the aircraft is 33058. Residential homes can be seen in the background and one of the barns has a painted sign that reads "For best results use Lowes Bros paints."

Publisher Repository

Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

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8x10 Glass plate negative


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Date Digital


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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms152_057; Pilot apparel; Male aircraft industry employees; Liberty Engine; Airplane factories; De Havilland DH-4; World War, 1914-1918; 1000 De Havilland DH-4; Aircraft industry; Aircraft industry--Employees