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Jim Mollison Atlantic Ocean flight....

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August 22, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 22, 1932

* Jim Mollison
* Airplane - aviation
* 1st solo Atlantic flight (W to E)

The front page has a one column heading: "5,000 HAIL MOLLISON, HERE AFTER SEA HOP; FLIGHT BACK SPEEDED" with subheads. Much more on page 3 with related pictorial. Coverage on the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean from West to East. Maybe not as significant as Lindbergh's flight but still a aviation 1st. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century