Sunday, June 7, 2015

State Historical Museum of Iowa: Wings Over Iowa, ca. 1917 Benoist Tractor Biplane

On permanent display at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines is a ca. 1917 Benoist Tractor Biplane.

"This red and white aircraft was built and flown by Lt. Oscar Solbrig, known as the Davenport Bird Man, and restored by Louis Anderson. It was formerly displayed at the old city museum of Davenport until 1962 when the building was torn down."
Reference: State Historical Museum of Iowa: Wings Over Iowa, ca. 1917 Benoist Tractor Biplane













Previous articles in the series:
State Historical Museum of Iowa: Wings Over Iowa, ca. 1909 Bleriot XI Monoplane
State Historical Museum of Iowa: Wings Over Iowa, ca. 1911 Curtiss Pusher Biplane