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.
About This Item
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:Paris Cape Historical Society
19 Park Street, South Paris, ME 04281
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