Douglas World Cruisers aviators are greeted by army officers, government dignitaries and friends in Dayton, Ohio.
Dayton Ohio USA Date:1924 Duration:1 min 40 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) in the United States during their first flight around the world. In Dayton, Ohio: A formation of three world cruisers. A formation of six aircraft. American aviator Lieutenant Jack Harding seated on the shoulders of a man being welcomed by personnel. Lt. Erik H. Nelson's dog wags a friendly welcome. Greetings are given to Lt. Nelson as he is handed a bouquet of flowers and is greeted by his dog. Mayor F.B. Hale presents a traveling bag to each flier. A flier as he accepts a bag. Two other pilots holding bags. U.S. Army Major John F. Curry as he welcomes all the pilots and crew members. Homecoming for Lt. Nelson, Lt. Leigh Wade and Lt. Harding. A crowd along a ramp. A sign above a building: 'This Field is Small'. A world cruiser taxiing at McCook Field.
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