NC-4 Taxis into Lisbon

     

NC-4 Taxis into Lisbon

The U.S. Navy achieved the first transatlantic flight eight years before Charles Lindbergh became world famous for crossing the Atlantic nonstop and alone. Three Curtiss flying boats, each with a crew of six, were involved: NC-1, NC-3, and NC-4. Only NC-4, commanded by Albert C. Read, flew the whole way. The entire trip took 24 days.

Image Number: SI 87-6058
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