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May 17, 1919

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 17, 1919 

* NC-4 flying boat (historic aviation feat)
* Transatlantic flight (1st aircraft to achieve this)

The front page has a nice banner headline: "ALL THREE SEAPLANES NEARING THE AZORES; NC-4 WAS 800 MILES OUT AT 3:06 THIS MORNING" with many subheads and related map. (see) Much more on the following pages with related pictorial. Loads of text. This event was very significant at the time, but was overshadowed just a few week later when Alcock & Brown made the first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight, and then of course the first non-stop solo flight by Lindbergh 8 years later. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 24 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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