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Aviation history is made in 1919...



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May 28, 1919

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 28, 1919 

* NC-4 flying boat (historic aviation feat)
* Transatlantic flight (1st aircraft to achieve this)


The banner headline announces the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic Ocean: "NC-4 WINS FIRST OCEAN FLIGHT FOR AMERICA; 9 3/4 HOURS FROM PONTA DELGADA TO LISBON; HAWKER'S PLANE PICKED UP BY AMERICAN SHIP" with subheads, illustration of Captain Albert Cushing Read and related map. Nice for display. More on the following pages with a few related photos. This event was very significant at the time, but was overshadowed just a few week later when Alcock & Brown made the first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight, and then of course the first non-stop solo flight by Lindbergh 8 years later. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Complete with 32 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, irregular along the spine, generally good. Should be handled with care.

Category: The 20th Century