Douglas World Cruiser Chicago Photographs
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Collection ID:
Carter, Edward Royden, Sr.
bulk 1924
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
2 photographs

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of two black and white prints, one approximately 3" x 5 ¼" and the other approximately 3" x 4", of the Douglas World Cruiser Chicago in Hong Kong during the 1924 around-the-world flight.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Between 6 April and 28 September 1924 a flight of specially designed Douglas aircraft operated by the United States Army Air Service completed the first aerial circumnavigation of the globe. Two of the four Douglas World Cruisers completed the 27,000 mile trip in 371 hours, 11 minutes flying time. On June 9, 1924, the Douglas World Cruiser Chicago stopped in Hong Kong during its historic around-the-world flight. These photographs belonged to Edward Royden Carter, Sr., who was a Navy Seaman aboard the USS Sacramento PG19, which was stationed in Hong Kong in 1924.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Louis W. Clarke, Gift, 2002, NASM.2002.0053.

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Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Douglas World Cruiser Chicago Photographs, Acc. NASM.2002.-0053, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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