"Wrong Way" Corrigan | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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"Wrong Way" Corrigan

"Wrong Way" Corrigan | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Douglas Corrigan examining a compass with General Evan Humphreys after Corrigan "mistakenly" flew from New York to Ireland. Corrigan claimed that he had read the compass incorrectly, and he never admitted that his trans-Atlantic flight was undertaken intentionally because he was unable to get official permission. After his flight, Corrigan returned to the United States as a folk hero, and his antics gave rise to the label "Wrong Way Corrigan."
DESCRIPTION
Douglas Corrigan examining a compass with General Evan Humphreys after Corrigan "mistakenly" flew from New York to Ireland. Corrigan claimed that he had read the compass incorrectly, and he never admitted that his trans-Atlantic flight was undertaken intentionally because he was unable to get official permission. After his flight, Corrigan returned to the United States as a folk hero, and his antics gave rise to the label "Wrong Way Corrigan."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10908
Creation Date: August 09 1938
Creator Name:International News Photos
City:Fort Hamilton
County:
State:New York
Collection Name:Harry A. Bruno papers, 1919-1969
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 4056
Original Dimensions:6 x 8 inches
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Coats
Hats
Celebrities
Men
Women
Travel
Air pilots
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group

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