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Atlantic-Crossing Airplanes | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Atlantic-Crossing Airplanes

Atlantic-Crossing Airplanes | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Navy seaplanes NC-1 and (in the foreground) NC-3 at Trepassay Bay, the jumping off point for the first attempt to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Not in the picture is NC-4, the only plane from this three-plane effort that successfully reached Europe. The naval vessel in the picture was one of a fleet of ships stationed along the route to provide navigational support.
DESCRIPTION
Navy seaplanes NC-1 and (in the foreground) NC-3 at Trepassay Bay, the jumping off point for the first attempt to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Not in the picture is NC-4, the only plane from this three-plane effort that successfully reached Europe. The naval vessel in the picture was one of a fleet of ships stationed along the route to provide navigational support.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10723
Creation Date: May 15 1919
Creator Name:United States. Navy.
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Collection Name:Harry A. Bruno papers, 1919-1969
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:U.S. Mss 53AF Box 3
Original Dimensions:8.5 x 7 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Flying off course both NC-1 and NC-3 went down off in the Azores, the interim stop enroute to Portugal. The NC-1 crew was rescued by a passing freighter. The NC-3 was unable to take off from the ocean, but it did sail safely to the Azores.
SUBJECTS
Airplane, Military
Naval history
Warships
Outdoor photography
Ocean
Shorelines

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