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Around the World in 175 Days: The First Round-The-World Flight

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Around the World in 175 Days: The First Round-The-World Flight - Glines, Carroll V, and Boyne, Walter J, Col. (Foreword by)
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American military aviation reached a low point after World War I, lagging behind its European counterparts and facing a peacetime battle for survival. To raise the public profile of aviation, military leaders encouraged their pilots to enter air shows and vie for speed, endurance, and altitude records. As a result, U.S. Army airmen daringly accomplished the first flight around the world in 1924, three years before Charles Lindbergh's famous solo flight. In Around the World in 175 Days, Carroll V. Glines recounts this ...

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Around the World in 175 Days: The First Round-The-World Flight 2001, Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781560989677

Hardcover