May 8, 1925. Washington, D.C. ” ‘Yorktown.’ Christening of Sikorsky plane.”
"This aircraft is the S-29A (The A stands for first Sikorsky model built in America). It was eventually sold to famed stunt pilot Roscoe Turner, who in turn sold it to Howard Hughes. Hughes had it disguised as a WWI German Gotha bomber, and it was crashed (spun in) during the filming of Hells Angels."