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Sir Charles Kingsford Smith goes missing (death)...

Item # 659670

November 09, 1935


* Sir Charles Kingsford Smith
* Australian aviator - Southern Cross
* Goes missing in airplane flight (death)

The front page has a one column heading: "Bay of Bengal Searched for Flying Knight" Four related photos and map on the back page. (see) See below for more information.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 34 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, a few small binding holes at the blank spine.

wikipedia notes: Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and co-pilot John Thompson "Tommy" Pethybridge were flying the Lady Southern Cross overnight from Allahabad, India, to Singapore, as part of their attempt to break the England-Australia speed record held by C. W. A. Scott and Tom Campbell Black, when they disappeared over the Andaman Sea in the early hours of 8 November 1935. Despite a brave search for 74 hours over Bay of Bengal by test pilot Eric Stanley Greenwood OBE their bodies were never recovered.

Category: The 20th Century