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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.

Identifier

NASM.1999.0061

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Patti Williams and Melissa A. N. Keiser, 2012; updated and encoded by Melissa A. N. Keiser, 2021.

Date

1924

Provenance

Collections Department, NASM, Transfer, 1999, NASM.1999.0061

Extent

0.58 Cubic feet (2 shoeboxes)

Summary

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. This collection of sixty-nine 3 by 4 inch glass lantern slides appears to be a prepared set chronicling the flight.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Glass slides

Lantern slides

Arrangement note

The lantern slides are presented in original order.

Scope and Contents

This collection of sixty-nine 3 by 4 inch glass lantern slides appears to be a prepared set chronicling the flight of the Douglas World Cruisers and the first World Flight by the United States Army Air Corps in 1924.

Genre/Form

Glass slides

Lantern slides -- 1900-1950

Rights

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Names

United States. Army. Air Service

Topics Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Military
Aeronautics -- Records
Douglas World Cruiser (DWC)
Flights around the world

Citation

1924 World Flight Glass Slide Collection, Acc. NASM.1999.0061, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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