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Tacoma to Tokyo Fokker C.IVa Photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2023-10-17
The Tacoma to Tokyo Fokker C.IVa Photographs contains two black-and-white photographs depicting a 1923 Fokker C.IVa airplane used by Robert "Bob" Wark and Eddie Brown in an attempt to fly from Tacoma, Washington to Tokyo, Japan for a contest sponsored by the Seattle Star. It is likely these photographs were taken in Tacoma, Washington. The men modified the aircraft for long-distance travel, including removing the passenger seats and addition of a larger fuel tank. Despite these alterations, their attempt failed due to mechanical difficulties. Each photograph is 4 x 2.5 inches and depicts a left-side facing view of the aircraft. People are present in each photograph, although no captions are present to identify individuals.


  • 1930

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This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

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The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


.01 Cubic Feet (1 letter size folder)

Related Materials at Other Institutions

The Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, Maine is home to the original restored Fokker C.IVa. For more details contact the repository:
Guide to the Tacoma to Tokyo Fokker C.IVa Photographs
Completed - Level 2
Jenn Parent
2024 March
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1st Edition

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