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Endurance record effort, San Francisco, 1927

Contributed by Paris Cape Historical Society

Charles Kingsford Smith, before his successful trans-Pacific flight, made several attempts to break the World Endurance record in his plane, The Southern Cross. His failure in all attempts resulted in a breakup of his original Australian crew and loss of funding.

Harry Lyon of Paris Hill, Maine, was later hired to navigate the flight from California to Australia.



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  • Title: Endurance record effort, San Francisco, 1927
  • Creation Date: 1927
  • Subject Date: 1927
  • Town: San Francisco
  • State: CA
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Collection: Lloyd Gates Collection
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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