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Photograph of NC-4 Flying Boat

Description:

The fourth of a series of Navy flying boats built for transoceanic flight, the NC-4 took off from Newfoundland on May 8, 1919, landing at Portugal on May 27, completing the first transatlantic flight. Before the flight, the plane and its crew were in Halifax, Canada, where machinist Pat Carroll wrote a letter to his brother Charles, a corporal with the American Expeditionary Forces in France. Pat asked a member of the NC-4 flight crew to carry the letter and mail it after the flight. When the crew reached Lisbon, Portugal on May 27, they placed that letter in the mail. The letter is now in the collection of the National Postal Museum.

Photographer: Unknown

Date:
May 1919
Medium:
paper; photo-emulsion
Museum ID:
A.2008-5
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Credits:
National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection
Photographer: Unknown

Glossary

Additional Records
  • Photograph of Martin MB-1 mail plane
  • Photograph of MB-1 mail plane
  • Photograph of NC-4 Flying Boat
  • Photograph of New York Central harbor mail boat
  • Photograph of O/400 airplane landing in a field
  • Photograph of parcel post truck and carrier
  • Photograph of parcel post vehicles and employees
  • Photograph of parcel post wagon in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Photograph of parcel post wagons
  • Photograph of parcel post wagons
  • Photograph of personnel inspecting O/400 airplane
  • Photograph of post card of mail car in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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