1928 Bremen Fliers Huenefeld Fitzmaurice Koehl Tribute

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  • Sold Date: Apr 14, 2011
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4/27/1928 Cacheted Tribute cover to the 3 famous fliers, cancelled a couple weeks after ther flight (see below) at City Hall Station NY. Night Airmail cover with C10 Lindbergh stamp. Nice! .........................Flight of the Bremen ~ April, 1928Nearly a year after Charles Lindbergh made his historic flight from New York to Paris, a German Junkers W-33 aircraft crewed by Baron Gunther von Hunefeld, Hermann Koehl and James C. Fitzmaurice undertook the east to west crossing in April, 1928. Seen by many as a much more difficult trip than "Lucky Lindy" flew in the "Spirit of St. Louis" because of prevailing .headwinds and unforeseen weather patterns, the plane named Bremen (after the German city) left Baldonnel, Ireland and 36 hours later made an emergency landing at Greenly Island, Canada. The plane however, was damaged upon landing and never flew to its final destination, Mitchell Field, New York. Sensing a great news story, Eddie Jackson called Frank Hause, Managing Editor of the New York Daily News where Eddie now worked, and was given the assignment While none of the flight crew of the Bremen sustained injury during the accident, famed aviator Floyd Bennett fell ill and died while attempting to salvage the famous plane from Greenly Island.Based on the historic significance of the Bremen Trans-Atlantic flight .............
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