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1st transatlantic airplane flight Westward...



Item # 647258

April 14, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 14, 1928

* 1st transatlantic airplane flight Westward
* Bremen, German Junkers W33 aircraft
* Ireland to Canada


The front page has a nice banner headline announcing: "OCEAN FLIERS LAND SAFELY ON ISLAND OFF LABRADOR COAST, DESCEND IN SNOWSTORM, 400 MILES NORTH OF THEIR COURSE; FIRST TO MAKE WESTWARD PASSAGE; RELIEF SHIP ON WAY" with many subheads, photos and map. Lengthy text continues on the following pages. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, a few binding slits along the spine, very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The Bremen is a German Junkers W33 type aircraft that made the first successful transatlantic aeroplane flight from east to west between April 12 and April 14, 1928.

The Bremen left Baldonnel Aerodrome, Ireland on April 12 and flew to Greenly Island, Canada, (about 1,200 miles from New York) arriving on April 14, 1928, after a flight fraught with difficult conditions and compass problems. The crew consisted of pilot Captain Hermann Köhl; the navigator, Major James Fitzmaurice, and the owner of the aircraft, Ehrenfried Günther Freiherr von Hünefeld.

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