Allan Litty and Wife on Wing, 1949
Port residents the Littys sit on the wing of a Vultee BT13 at the Deer Park Airport (which no longer exists) on Long Island. For more information on the Deer Park Airport, see "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" (scroll down). Photo from
Grumman Corp. WWII Poster
The name Grumman on a part or plane means the same to the Navy as Sterling on silver means to you - "Rear Admiral McCain, US Navy" Photo from the collection of the Grumman Corporate Archives.
Championship Riveters, April 22, 1943
Martha Myskowski, on right, and Betty Relli were members of Port Washington's championship riveting team. They hold the crowd spellbound as they bang their way to a new record of 19.2 rivets per minute. The contest was held at the
Interior of Grumman Plant in Port Washington, June 11, 1943
Photo from the Grumman Corporate Archives.
Republic RC-3 Seabee Pulled By Crane, 1949
This seaplane was owned by Ray Profitt, of Ray Profitt Seaplane Base. The photograph was taken by Everitt J. Hehn Insurance, of 51 Main Street in Port Washington, in July 1949. If you're interested in learning more about this aircraft check
Seaplane Pulled Out of Water, 1949
Republic RC-3 Seabee that belonged to Ray Profitt, owner of Ray Profitt Seaplane Base, being taken out of the water by a crane. The photograph was taken by Everitt J. Hehn Insurance of 51 Main Street, Port Washington and is
Pan American Passengers Check-In, c. 1940s
No ticket kiosks, no metal detectors, no arrival and departure monitors
Grumman Employees Work on a Bomber, 1943
Women work on the fuselage of a Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bomber at Grumman Plant #15, located in Port Washington. For more information about this aircraft, click here. From the book Flight of Memory, published by the Port Washington Public Library: The
Joseph Gaeta and Tommy Hitchcock, 1940
Pilot Joseph Gaeta (l.) gets instructions from Tommy Hitchcock, Jr. (r.), famous polo player at the Downtown Sky Port in New York City. Photo from the estate of Joseph J. Gaeta. "I was Tommy Hitchcock's personal pilot from 1921 to 1926.