On August 31, 1925, the PN-9 Number 1, commanded by Comdr. John Rodgers (naval aviator #2), set out to fly nonstop from San Francisco to Hawaii. Through a series of unfortunate events, PN-9 ran out of fuel and Rodgers dead-sticked the PN-9 to a successf

 
 

©2021 U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE