Photo #: NH 99733
Aeromarine 40 flying boat (Bureau # A-5066)
Wrecked in the Gulf of Bacabano, Cuba, 25 May 1923.
This aircraft, whose Aircraft Record card states that it had been converted to a Model 41 type, was assigned to assist Hannibal in survey work. It hit something on the water or broke a hole in its hull by hitting a wave, leaving the plane's wings and hull unfit for further use. It was subsequently stricken from the list of Navy aircraft. Pilot was Lieutenant (Junior Grade) John H. Hykes, USN.
Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of LeRoy R. Horstman.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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10 November 2004