CAPTAIN EDWIN MUSICK’S DEATH, along with his crew, in the fiery crash of the Samoan Clipper on 10 January 1938 south of Pago Pago had a profound impact in New Zealand.
The Lockheed-Vega PV-1 in RNZAF Service 1943-1946. Part 7 - Operations from Guadalcanal
WHAT WAS PROBABLY the first genuine British post-war four-engined landplane transport to visit New Zealand would be the Handley Page C.1 Hastings TG503 which landed at Whenuapai on 25 April 1948 after a lengthy trip from the United Kingdom on a joint sales and testing expedition..
PERATION HANDCLASP II was the first major United States-New Zealand bilateral air force exercise after the Second World War and ran from 27 May to 1 June 1955.
THE BREWSTER F2A was designed by R. D. MacCart and D. T. Brown of the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation, Long Island, New York to a United States Navy specification drawn up in 1935 for a carrier-based, single-seat, monoplane fighter.