Fresno Bee, October 28, 1929
Lake Littlejohn landed at Tucson three times, each time flying NC535E (S/N 1035 ). His first visit, on Sunday August 25, 1929, caused him to enter in the remarks column of the Register, "Elevation marker exceptional". Littlejohn was to become a Department of Commerce inspector in the late 30s. Based at Los Angeles, CA, Littlejohn and his seven passengers were eastbound from Los Angeles to El Paso, TX.
About six weeks later he signed the Register again on Tuesday October 8, 1929. This time he carried Byron Erkenbrecker, Jr. as his sole passenger. They were southeastbound from Los Angeles to Douglas, AZ. He had about an 18-month hiatus in his visits to Tucson, signing the Register next on Saturday April 4, 1931. Still based at Los Angeles, he carried Andy Anderson as his sole passenger. The were westbound from El Paso to Los Angeles. No reason was given for any of Littlejohn's flights with NC535E.
About three weeks after his last visit to Tucson, the Fresno Bee, right, reported a good will tour of a "large number of planes, and approximately 140 persons" that traveled from Los Angeles to Fresno, CA. The participant list ranks as a "Who's Who" of Register pilots. Besides Littlejohn, among those flying on the tour were John Macready, Art Goebel, Roscoe Turner, Pancho Barnes and Margaret Perry.
Littlejohn continued with the Department of Commerce, and later with the Civil Aeronautics Authority. The British journal Flight of December 13, 1957 (page 932) cites him as being a consultant and participant in a program to establish a standardized air transport infrastructure in Indonesia.
The article states that he worked from 1950 to 1952 to develop, "... air traffic services, radio operations, radio maintenance, airports, maps and charts, and aviation economy." The team of eight people, "... were led by a C.A.A. expert from the U.S.A., Mr. Lake Littlejohn. He was succeeded in 1952 ...."
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