March 1924

The Longest American Airplane Flight

Volume 9, Issue 1

TO THE Marines has fallen the honor of completing the longest airplane flight in the history of American aviation, and the second longest flight in the world!

While the glory for making the longest air journey belongs to that intrepid British aviator, the late Sir Ross Smith, Royal Air Force, it is interesting to note that the Marines in completing their recent trip from the Island of Haiti to San Francisco and return, a distance of 10,953 miles, have come closest to equaling the world's record of 12,500 miles.

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