The Lady Southern Cross soon after arriving at Oakland on 4 November 1934. The caption taped to the back of the photo reads: "Flown by United Airlines. Extra! First pictures of Kingsford-Smith's arrival! Thousands welcome Kingsford-Smith after record span. Oakland, Cal.---Thousands mass around the 'Lady Southern Cross" at Oakland, Airport, after it swooped to a landing at the end of its record flight from Brisbane, Australia. Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith and navigator Capt. P. G. Taylor, are shown climbing down from the wings. They made the last 2,400 miles from Honolulu in the exceptionally fast time of 15 hours. Flown by UAL (E-11-5-34)-10"
Picture: Tim Kalina Collection