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I recently acquired a black & white photograph of a group of military people posed in front of an airplane. I am seeking information about the plane, and maybe the people.

The plane is mostly obscured by the people, but it is a high-wing, single propeller plane. The wingspan looks to be about 30 feet. The wings are straight, not swept back.

The people are pretty clearly military, but I cannot tell from what country. Notably(?) , there is a woman among the two dozen men.

UPDATE:

Friends have speculated that the woman is Amelia Earhart. The Amelia Earhart Museum says no.

Most military folks say that the uniforms are not military. They speculate that they are a delivery service or maybe an airline.

UDPATE2:

The back of the photograph has a stamped "992" in red.

Also, the photo is in a nice folder with a matte (not shown). The matte is labelled "Fas Foto".

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    $\begingroup$ Could you maybe post the picture here? $\endgroup$ – Cpt Reynolds Feb 9 at 21:40
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    $\begingroup$ Hi dkalkwarf. I cropped the image to show the relevant portion. The full image is available via the revision history if someone wants to see the album as well. $\endgroup$ – a CVn Feb 10 at 14:21
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    $\begingroup$ Best I can do is a J-3 Cub with the prop removed but there should be a vent hole and carb inlet screen below the crankshaft, that isn't there, so I'm not so sure. $\endgroup$ – John K Feb 10 at 17:33
  • $\begingroup$ It might be good to establish where these folks are from, but they may be posing in front of a troop carrying glider. Perhaps part of a test flying or ferrying crew team. $\endgroup$ – Robert DiGiovanni Feb 10 at 20:38
  • $\begingroup$ @JohnK nose area looks too wide and large overall for a J-3. Looks almost like a late WW1 design. There also seems to be faint lettering on the wing, looks like 3GS. Maybe that gives people some leads $\endgroup$ – jwenting Feb 11 at 4:53

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