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By Tim Grove,National Air and Space Museum

In 1924 the U.S. military despatched 8 younger males on a daring try and be the 1st to circumnavigate the globe via flight. males from 5 different countries—Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina—had an identical aim. The race used to be on!

First Flight around the globe records the fascinating trip of 4 American planes—the Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Seattle—and their crews on a race around the globe. The journey held many demanding situations: severe climate, difficult navigation, unexpected cultures, fragile planes, and few airfields. Theworld fliers risked their lives for the sake of nationwide pride.

Based partially at the magazine of 1 of the workforce contributors, First Lieutenant Leslie Arnold, in addition to observation, newspaper stories, and archival images, First Flight round the World is a charming story approximately American ingenuity, gumption, and perseverance.

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