Douglas World Cruisers take off from Brough, England and land at Houton Bay, Orkney Islands.
United Kingdom Date:1924 Duration:1 min 50 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) in the Orkney Islands during their first flight around the world. Animated map of the Atlantic Ocean: "6th Division, London to Washington, DC, 4,615 miles'. A cruiser in water. Personnel in the foreground. The cruiser as it takes off from water and leaves Brough, England. A naval personnel looks through a telescope. Three cruisers in flight. Lieutenant Lowell H. Smith is the first to land at Houton Bay, Orkney Islands. The cruiser lands on water. Two cruisers on water. A small boat is pulled up to the aircraft. The last stop before the hop across the Atlantic: Views of a naval vessel. The pilots and naval officers as they alight from the vessel. Greetings are exchanged.
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