Early Hawaii Aviators
Army Lt. Harold Geiger arrived in Hawaii on July 11, 1913 as part of the first Army aviation unit in Hawaii. Civilian Tom Gunn took up Hawaii's first paying passengers on July 13, 1913. Other early aviators were Army Captains John Brooks and John Curry, Major Harold Clark who made the first interisland flight, and Mason Didier.
- Curtiss Model E Pusher (Signal Corps aircraft No. 8) arrived on Oahu July 11, 1913 as part of the first aviation unit to be stationed in Hawaii under the command of Lt. Harold E. Geiger at Fort Kamehameha (January-November 1913). It came with Signal Aircraft No. 2 Curtiss Model G Tractor Scout.
- Curtiss Model G Tracktor Scout (Signal Corps aircraft No. 21) brought to Fort Kamehameha on July 11, 1913 by Army Lt. Harold Geiger.
- Signal Corps aircraft No. 21 arrived on Oahu July 11, 1913. Individual on float is believed to be Army Lt. Harold E. Geiger.
- Curtiss Model G Tractor Scout on rails used to get it into the water at Fort Kamehameha, Honolulu.
- Divers enjoy the waters off of Fort Kamehameha, 1913. The seaplane hangars are in the background.
- Divers enjoy the waters off of Fort Kamehameha. The seaplane hangars are in the background, 1913.
- Army Lt. Harold E. Geiger arrived in Honolulu on the transport USS Logan on July 11, 1913 with 12 enlisted men and a civilian engine expert. Their equipment included two seaplanes--a Curtiss E 2-seater dual control plane and a Curtiss G fuselage tractor. They made their first flight on August 8, 1913.
- A woman poses in front of a Curtiss Model G Army Air Service plane, 1914.
- Tom Gunn made an impressive 25-minute flight at Schofield Barracks, circled Wahiawa on another flight, and took up Hawaii's first airplane passengers on July 13, 1913. Citing safety concern, Gunn skimmed the ground and to the disappointment of his passengers did not get airborn.
- Major Sheldon Wheeler for whom Wheeler Field (later Wheeler Air Force Base) was named. 1915.
- Maj. Sheldon H. Wheeler for whom Wheeler AFB is named. He was with the Dept. of Military Aeronautics, picture at Carlstrom Aviation Field, Arcadia, Florida on June 16, 1918.
- Major Sheldon Wheeler for whom Wheeler Field (later Wheeler Air Force Base) was named. 1918.