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Published on Aug 4, 2010
In this Inside the Vaults video short, Prologue staff writer Rob Crotty describes the journey of eight Army airmen as they set out in 1924 to be the first humans to ever circle the globe by air. On their flight over Arctic mountain passes and vast Indian deserts, they would lose half their planes and set numerous records to become the "Magellans of the Sky."
Inside the Vaults includes highlights from the National Archives in the Washington, DC, area and from the Presidential libraries and regional archives nationwide. These shorts present behind-the-scenes exclusives and offer surprising stories about the National Archives treasures. See more from Inside the Vaults at http://bit.ly/LzQNae.