- Item 22191 - 'Pride of Detroit,' preparing for transatlantic flight, Old Orchard Beach, 1927
- Contributed by Old Orchard Beach Historical Society
- Item 22191
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The Pride of Detroit is shown on Old Orchard Beach before its successful transatlantic hop, August 27, 1927.Show Details
The Stinson monoplane, with pilots William Brock and Ed F. Schlee, flew to Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, then went on to England, and proceeded to Japan, attempting a round-the-world flight.
They aborted the trip in Japan due to weather and pressure from officials because of recent airplane losses.