Contributed by Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum
Caricature sketches of the crew members of the Southern Cross, drawn by S.G. Wells from the Herald in Melbourne, Australia.
Navigator Harry Lyon of Paris Hill and radioman James Warner were American and pilot Charles Kingsford Smith and co-pilot Charles Ulm were Australian.
They made the first trans-Pacific flight in 1928 and set a record for the longest flight over open water on the Hawaii to Fiji leg of the trip. The total flight was 83 hours and 50 minutes.
About This Item
- Title: Caricatures of Southern Cross crew, 1928
- Creator: Wells, S. G.
- Creation Date: 1928-06-14
- Subject Date: 1928
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 34.4 cm x 25.3 cm
- Local Code: 2002.014.002
- Object Type: Text and Image
For more information about this item, contact:Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum
PO Box 4316, Hannibal Hamlin Drive, Paris, ME 04271
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LC Subject Headings
- Transpacific flights
- Smith, Charles Kingsford, (1897-)
- Ulm, Charles Thomas Phillipe, 1897-1934
- Flight crews
- Southern Cross (Airplane)
- Flight radio operators
- Flight navigators
- Air pilots
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