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Flying the Southern Cross

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Australian aviators Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm made the first trans-Pacific flight in 1928 in an aircraft constructed largely of timber and fabric, the Southern Cross. With Americans Jim Warner as radio operator and Harry Lyon as navigator, they made the trip from Oakland, California, in nine days, facing electrical storms, torrential rain, equipment breakdown ...more
ebook, 255 pages
Published 2012 by National Library of Australia
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History writ large. Great account of Ulm and Kingsford-Smith
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