Sept. 28, 1924 – First Round-the-World Flight

On Sept. 28, 1924, two United States Army planes landed in Seattle, Wash., having completed the first round-the-world flight in 175 days.

The flight had begun from Seattle On April 6 with three aircraft named “Chicago, Boston, and New Orleans”. The Boston came down while crossing the Atlantic. The Chicago flown by ( Lt. Lowell Smith (pilot) and 1st Lt. Leslie Arnold ) and the New Orleans flown by ( Lt. Erik Nelson (pilot) and Lt. Jack Harding. ) completed the journey.


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