Douglas World Cruiser Chicago Photographs

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.