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George H. Wilkins Trans Artic flight...



Item # 568808

April 21, 1928

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York, April 21, 1928 

* George H. Wilkins North Pole flight 

This 22 page newspaper has banner headline on the front page: "Wilkins Flies Over Pole on Alaska to Spitzbergen Hop" with subheads. (see)

Tells of George Hubert Wilkins' flight over the North Pole.

Other news of the day. Light browning with little margin wear, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: On 15 April 1928, only a year after Charles Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic, Wilkins and his pilot Carl Ben Eielson made a trans-Arctic crossing from Point Barrow, Alaska, to Spitsbergen, arriving about 20 hours later on 16 April, touching along the way at Grant Land on Ellesmere Island.[11] For this feat and his prior work, Wilkins was knighted, and during the ensuing celebration, he met an Australian actress in New York Suzanne Bennett whom he later married.

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