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April 16, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 16, 1928

* 1st transatlantic airplane flight Westward
* Bremen, German Junkers W33 aircraft
* Ireland to Canada

The top of the front page has a four headline: "FLIERS TELL OF FIGHT TO REACH LAND; BRAVED FOG AND STORM WITH FUEL LOW; BROKE THROUGH ICE IN DESCENT ON LAKE" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text continues on pages 2 & 3 with a few related photos and map. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Complete with all 48 pages, rag edition, irregular along the spine, otherwise nice.

wikipedia notes: The Bremen is a German Junkers W33 type aircraft that made the first successful transatlantic aeroplane flight from east to west between April 12 and April 14, 1928.

The Bremen left Baldonnel Aerodrome, Ireland on April 12 and flew to Greenly Island, Canada, (about 1,200 miles from New York) arriving on April 14, 1928, after a flight fraught with difficult conditions and compass problems. The crew consisted of pilot Captain Hermann Köhl; the navigator, Major James Fitzmaurice, and the owner of the aircraft, Ehrenfried Günther Freiherr von Hünefeld.

Category: The 20th Century