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Endurance record effort, San Francisco, 1927

Endurance record effort, San Francisco, 1927

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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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