'Yellow Bird' and 'Green Flash,' Old Orchard Beach, 1929

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'Yellow Bird' and 'Green Flash,' Old Orchard Beach, 1929

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Description

Two planes on Old Orchard Beach "runway" - the hardpacked sand at low tide on June 2, 1929.

The Yellow Bird (L'Oiseau Canari), a French plane, was preparing to attempt a flight across the Atlantic. It was supposed to be a race with the American Green Flash, but the latter crashed in a soft spot on the sand was unable to compete.

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About This Item

  • Title: 'Yellow Bird' and 'Green Flash,' Old Orchard Beach, 1929
  • Creation Date: 1929-06-02
  • Subject Date: 1929-06-02
  • Town: Old Orchard Beach
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 15.5 cm x 24.5 cm
  • Local Code: Harry Jones Scrapbook #3, p 3
  • Collection: Aviation Collection - Harry Jones Scrapbook #3, p 3
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Old Orchard Beach Historical Society
P.O. Box 464, Old Orchard, ME 04064
(207) 934-9319
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