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Southern Cross on runway, San Francisco, 1928

Contributed by Paris Cape Historical Society

The Southern Cross, a Fokker tri-motor during a trial run before the first ever flight across the Pacific. The plane took off from Oakland, California and flew to Australia, stopping in Hawaii and Fiji.

Harry Lyon of Paris Hill was the navigator on the flight.

Other Information


  • Title: Southern Cross on runway, San Francisco, 1928
  • Creation Date: circa 1928
  • Subject Date: circa 1928
  • Town: Brisbane, San Francisco
  • State: CA
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 18.8 x 24
  • Collection: Lloyd Gates Collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Paris Cape Historical Society
19 Park Street, South Paris, ME 04281
(207) 743-2462

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