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Noel Wien made the first flight from Anchorage to Fairbanks

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On July 15, 1924, Noel Wien (1899-1977) made the first flight from Anchorage to Fairbanks in this Hisso Standard J-1, which he affectionately called “Jenny.” The inscription on the reverse of this 1925 image from the Wien Collection reads, “The boots and caps were modish and efficient attire in 1925 for both aviators and mechanics on planes such as this.” Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Library and Archives.

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