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The first non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean...

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June 16, 1919

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 16, 1919 

* 1st Non-stop Transatlantic airplane flight (historic)
* John Alcock & Arthur W. Brown

It may be a surprise to many that Charles Lindbergh was not the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic (his was the first solo flight). Eight years previously the pair of John Alcock & Arthur Brown made the historic flight which this issue heralds with a banner headline: "ALCOCK AND BROWN FLY ACROSS ATLANTIC; MAKE 1,980 MILES IN 16 HOURS, 12 MINUTES; ICE COATS MACHINE FOR HOURS AS THEY FLY." with various related subheads as well as photos of both men. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
This is the complete issue with all 28 pages, light toning with minor wear at the margins, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century

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