First Across! The U. S. Navy's Transatlantic Flight of 1919

By: Smith, Richard K.

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning slanting to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright. "In May 1919, a crew of United States Navy aviators flew the NC-4 from New York State to Lisbon, Portugal, over the course of 19 days. This included time for stops of numerous repairs and for crewmen's rest, with stops along the way in Massachusetts, Nova Scotia (on the mainland) , Newfoundland, and twice in the Azores Islands. Then its flight from the Azores to Lisbon completed the first transatlantic flight between North America and Europe, and two more flights from Lisbon to northwestern Spain to Plymouth, England, completed the first flight between North America and Great Britain. This accomplishment was somewhat eclipsed in the minds of the public by the first nonstop transatlantic flight, made by the Royal Air Force pilots John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown two weeks later. "

Title: First Across! The U. S. Navy's Transatlantic Flight of 1919

Author Name: Smith, Richard K.

Categories: Aeronautics / Astronautics,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: A36926

Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Richard K. Smith Transatlantic Flight Curtiss NC-4 United States Navy Aeronautics / Astronautics,