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Hubert Wilkins trans-Arctic flight....



Item # 647941

April 22, 1928

THE NEWS YORK TIMES, April 22, 1928 

* Australian polar explorer & aviator Hubert Wilkins
* Trans-arctic airplane flight w/ Carl Ben Eielson
* Point Barrow, Alaska to Spitsbergen, Norway


The front page has a nice banner headline: "WILKINS FLIES FROM ALASKA TO SPITZBERGEN IN 20 1/2 HOURS; COVERS POLAR SEAS IN TINY PLANE AND FINDS NO LAND; ISOLATED FIVE DAYS ON UNINHABITED ISLAND NEAR GOAL" with many subheads, related map and photo. Much more on the following pages with a few photos. Loads of text. First report coverage here. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 32 pages, irregular along the spine, otherwise very nice.

Category: The 20th Century

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