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Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan's famous flight in 1938...

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August 5, 1938

* Douglas 'Wrong Way' Corrigan's famous flight
* New York to Ireland - Unintentional?

The top of the front page has a single-column, 3-line headline: "THRONGS CHEER FLYER CORRIGAN ON N.Y. ARRIVAL," with subhead: "Broadway to Salute Hero Today." The back page has several large related photos, with a portion of the full banner headline stating: "Corrigan Receives Noisy Welcome in New York; Parade Today...".

The issue is complete in 30 pages and is in excellent condition. This is the institutional "rag" edition - being the end of the day's printing which was done on high quality newsprint for use in libraries and similar high-use locations.
source: wikipedia: Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan (January 22, 1907December 9, 1995) was an Americanaviator born in Galveston, Texas. In 1938, after a transcontinental flight from Long Beach, California, to New York, he flew from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, to Ireland, even though he was supposed to be returning to Long Beach. He claimed that his unauthorized flight was due to a navigational error, caused by heavy cloud cover that obscured landmarks and low-light conditions, causing him to misread his compass. Corrigan, however, was a skilled aircraftmechanic (he was one of the builders of Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis) and a habitual risk-taking maverick; he had made several modifications to his own plane, preparing it for transatlantic flight. Between 1935 and 1937, he applied several times, unsuccessfully, for permission to make a nonstop flight from New York to Ireland, and it is likely that his "navigational error" was a protest against government "red tape"; however, he never publicly acknowledged having flown to Ireland intentionally.

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