Item 22192 - 'Pride of Detroit' taking off Old Orchard Beach

Item 22192 - 'Pride of Detroit' taking off Old Orchard Beach
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Item 22192
'Pride of Detroit' taking off Old Orchard Beach
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The monoplane, Pride of Detroit, leaving Old Orchard Beach for Newfoundland in August 1927.

It was the first plane to attempt a transatlantic flight from Old Orchard Beach.

The pilot was Edward F. Schlee; William Stewart Brock was the observer. They made it as far as Japan, then aborted the rest of the trip due to poor weather over the Pacific.

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