Douglas World Cruisers take off from the U.S. for their first flight from America to Asia.
United States USA Date:1924 Duration:2 min 17 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) in the United States during the first flight around the world. In Aleutian Islands, Alaska: Flier Douglas World Cruiser on a lake before the hop across the Pacific to Japan. A snow-covered mountain in the background. Two cruisers. One of the cruisers warms up. One of the cruisers as it is being raised onto a Coast Guard ship. Raised aircraft engine shows engine change in Lieutenant Leigh Wade's (Pilot of the World Cruiser) airplane for a hop to Attu Island in Japan. Lt. Lowell H. Smith standing on the nose of the aircraft holding the propeller blade. A stationary cruiser on a shore. Another cruiser seen. Both are equipped with pontoons. Three of the world cruisers in flight while they are in their first flight from America to Asia. Animated map shows the dangerous route across the Pacific. The Pacific crossed by airplane. Animated map of the coastline of North America and Asia with 'Second Division Chicagoff to Kagoshima, Japan' written on the map.
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