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Richard E. Byrd Transatlantic flight in 1927....



Item # 594673

July 4, 1927

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 4, 1927

* Richard Evelyn Byrd crash landing
* Transatlantic flight - photo


This 30 page newspaper has a five headline on the front page:

"BYRD SEES ATLANTIC AIR LINES IN TEN YEARS, WITH HAZARDS MET AND WINDS AIDING FLIGHTS; FLIERS, RESTED, AGAIN ACCLAIMED BY PARIS"

with many subheads. Loads and loads of text continues on the inside pages.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Light browning, more so along central fold, a little margin and fold wear, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: Byrd was one of several aviators who attempted to win the Orteig Prize in 1927 for making the first nonstop flight between the United States and France. Once again Byrd named Floyd Bennett as his chief pilot, with support from Bernt Balchen, Bert Acosta, and George Noville. During a practice takeoff with Bennett alone at the controls, the Fokker Trimotor airplane, America, crashed, severely injuring Bennett. As the plane was being repaired, Charles Lindbergh won the prize. But Byrd continued with his quest, naming Balchen to replace Bennett as chief pilot. Byrd, Balchen, Acosta, and Noville flew from Roosevelt Field East Garden City, New York on June 29, 1927. Arriving over France, cloud cover prevented a landing in Paris; they returned to the coast of Normandy, crash-landing without fatalities on July 1, 1927.

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