John Rodgers Flight
Navy Commander John Rodgers and his crew made the first trans-Pacific flight from San Francisco, California to Hawaii leaving on August 31, 1925. The PN-9 aircraft landed in the ocean 365 miles from Oahu, and the valiant crew sailed the craft to Nawiliwili Harbor on Kauai, arriving on September 10, 1925.
- Commander John Rodgers graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1903 and later established the Naval Air Station at San Diego, California.
- Commander John Rodgers is honored after making the first Trans-Pacific flight from San Francisco to Hawaii, 1925.
- The PN-9 No. 1 in which Commander John Rodgers and his crew flew from San Francisco to Hawaii flies again in Hawaii, 1925.
- A model of John Rodgers' PN-9 No. 1 aircraft which made a record setting flight from San Francisco to Hawaii.
- A replica of John Rodgers' PN-9 No. 1 aircraft in which he made the record-setting flight from San Francisco to Hawaii.
- Commander John Rodgers did more to advance commercial aviation in the islands than any other flyer. After the flight a movement was immediately started to name Honolulu's soon to be airport after him. Two years later, and several months after his death, on March 17, 1927, John Rodgers Field was officially inaugurated. Today the field is known as Honolulu International Airport.
- Commander John Rodgers, center, won his Naval wings in 1911. He was a third generation Navy man.
- Lt. John Rodgers making a flight in a Wright biplane at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1912.
- Adm. William H. Moffett confers with pilots of the inaugural Navy flight from California to Hawaii on August 26, 1925. From left, Botta, US Navy; LCDR Strong, USN; RADM Moffett, USN; Lt. Davidson, USN; and Commander John Rodgers, USN.
- The PN-9 No. 1 crew: W. H. Bowlin, B. J. Connell, Commander John Rodgers, S. R. Pope, and O. G. Stantz. 1925.
- A poem was written about Commander John Rodgers and his Valiant Crew by Honolulu poet Margaret Kirby Morgan.
- Commander John Rodgers was Naval Aviator No. 2. From 1922-1925 Rodgers was commander of the Ford Island Naval Air Station in Hawaii, commissioning the facility on January 17, 1923.