Help Identifying This Aircraft

by Tim
(USA)

Old Family Photo

Old Family Photo

Looking for some help identifying this aircraft. The picture was with family photos. It looks to me like a flying boat?

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Dec 30, 2019
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Identified aircraft!
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for identifying this family memento. Now we need to figure why they had/took this picture and where it was. The hunt continues. Identifying the aircraft has helped so much! Thank you. Tim and Carol

Dec 30, 2019
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Hope We Have Your Answer
by: Judy and Mark

Hey Tim,

Thought we'd answer you here as well as on the Facebook page....

Mark is pretty sure that it is a Loening OL, also known as a Loening Amphibian.

It was an American two-seat amphibious biplane designed by Grover Loening and built by Loening for the United States Army Air Corps and the United States Navy.

According to Google one Loening OA-1A "San Francisco" is preserved at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia.

We've added the photo we found on the Google site for comparison with your old family photo.

Thanks for asking!

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