Contributed by Old Orchard Beach Historical Society
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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.
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
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LC Subject Headings
- Green Flash (Airplane)
- Yellow Birg (Airplane)
- Transcontinental flights--United States
- Runways (Aeronautics)--Maine--Old Orchard Beach
- Airplanes--Maine--Old Orchard Beach
- Beaches--Maine--Old Orchard Beach
- Transatlantic flights
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