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There is no data for NC5336 in the archives of the National Air & Space Museum (NASM), Washington, DC.


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This airplane is a Cessna model BW, S/N 125. It landed twice at Tucson flown during the 1928 National Air Races by Jay Sodowsky. Based at Marietta, OH, he landed on Tuesday, September 11, 1928. He carried as his single passenger Miss L.M. Westhoff. They were westbound from El Paso, TX to Yuma, AZ. He landed again eastbound after the Races on September 19th carrying Mrs. Sodowsky. Below, courtesy of the San Diego Aerospace Museum (SDAM), is a profile of Sodowsky's airplane.

Cessna BW NC5336, Ca. 1928 (Source: SDAM)
Cessna BW NC5336, Ca. 1928 (Source: SDAM)

Below, from the SDAM, is another image of the airplane with Sodowsky posed at front. Location unknown.

Cessna BW NC5336, Ca. 1928 (Source: SDAM)
Cessna BW NC5336, Ca. 1928 (Source: SDAM)

Below, courtesy of site visitor Stephen Green, is an undated photograph of 5336. There is no race number. It is unknown if this photo predates or postdates Sodowsky's use in 1928.

Cessna BW NC5336, Date & Location Unknown (Source: Green)
Cessna BW NC5336, Date & Location Unknown (Source: Green)

On the fuselage is a banner saying, "World-Herald." This is a newspaper based in Omaha, NB, founded in 1885 and still in publication.


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