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Ruth Elder... Transatlantic flight...
Item # 647059
October 13, 1927
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 13, 1927
* Ruth Elder - Woman aviator & actress
* 1st Transatlantic flight try (Woman)
The top of the front page has a nice banner headline: "ELDER PLANE UNSIGHTED FOR 28 HOURS; LAST REPORTED WHEN 400 MILES AT SEA; CROWDS AT LE BOURGET AWAIT ARRIVAL" with subheads and photo. (see) More on page 2 with related map. Lengthy text.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.
wikipedia notes: In 1927 she took off from New York in the airplane American Girl, with her co-pilot, George Haldeman, in an attempt to become the first woman to duplicate Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic crossing to Paris. Mechanical problems caused them to ditch the plane 360 miles from land, but they established a new over-water endurance flight record of 2,623 miles. It was also at the time the longest flight ever made by a woman. She and George were honored with a ticker-tape parade upon their return.
Category: The 20th Century