|Title||Douglas World Cruiser used on the first around-the-world flight, Seattle, 1924 |
|Caption||In 1924, Seattle's Sand Point Airfield functioned as the start and finish point for the first successful aerial circumnavigation of the globe. The endeavor began on April 6, with four single-engine biplanes, specially-built Douglas World Cruisers, each with a crew of two men. Two planes were lost along the way without injury to the crewmembers and an additional plane joined the attempt in Nova Scotia. The circumnavigation concluded with the three planes landing to a cheering crowd of 40, 000 people on September 28, 1924.|
This photo of is of one of the Douglas World Cruisers used on the world flight which were remodified DT-2 Bombers with extra struts, a modified fuel system and modified tail service than the DT.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Lt. Leigh Wade.|
Caption information sources: HistoryLink, World Flight Chronicle, McDonnell-Douglas.
|Subjects||Airplanes--Washington (State)--Seattle; Air bases--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Sand Point (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5G.1869 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 glass negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |