Macready and Kelly with the Fokker T-2
U.S. Army Air Service pilots Lt. John A. Macready and Lt. Oakley G. Kelly made the first nonstop transcontinental flight on May 2-3, 1923, in the T-2 transport. They took off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, and landed at Rockwell Field, San Diego, 2,470 miles and just under 27 hours later.
Image Number: SI 98-15780
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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