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Published on Jul 12, 2010
In 1924, eight Army airmen set off to be the first humans to circle the globe by air. This silent footage, along with the Summer 2010 Prologue article "Magellans of the Sky" by Rob Crotty, tells their story.
Published quarterly by the National Archives for more than 40 years, Prologue magazine brings readers stories based on the holdings and programs of the National Archives from Washington, DC, to the regional archives and Presidential libraries. Access articles online at http://www.archives.gov/publications/..., in print, or download high-quality issues for your e-reader or iPhone on our Scribd and Zinio sites.
CREATED BY Department of Defense. Department of the Air Force. (09/26/1947 - )
DESCRIPTION Summary: Coverage of the first world flight, 6 April- 28 September 1924 (Photo'd by Air Service). Reel 1: Pilots assembled in room plan route for round-the-globe flight. President Calvin Coolidge wishes aviators a safe journey. In Santa Monica, California, crews prepare for departure on the first leg of their journey to Sacramento. Mayor Elkins of Sacramento welcomes the aviators and crew .... for the remainder of the description please visit: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action...