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The flying firsts of Walter Hinton : from the 1919 transatlantic flight to the Arctic and the Amazon

Author: Benjamin J Burns
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although Charles Lindbergh's 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean is considered by many to be the first step to today's space program, 91 men had crossed the Atlantic by air before him. Walter Hinton was a pilot on the first plane, a four-engine, Navy-Curtiss flying boat with a crew of six, in May 1919"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Walter Hinton; Walter Hinton; Walter Hinton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin J Burns
ISBN: 9780786464470 078646447X
OCLC Number: 772525823
Description: vii, 248 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: In the beginning --
November 10, 1888, to February 12, 1908-Van Wert, Ohio --
And see the world --
June 1917 to May 8, 1919 --
Chatham, Massachusetts, Chatham Naval Air Station --
With the NC-1 and NC-3 --
May 16-17, 1919, aboard the NC-4 --
May 16 and 17, 1919, aboard the NC-1 --
May 16-20, 1919, aboard the NC-3 --
Brits fly for honor: March 28, 1919-May 18, 1919 --
British bombers complete: May 13-26, 1919 --
Lisbon and beyond --
Ballooning into Canada --
Hopping down to Rio --
Exploring the Amazon Basin --
Hinton the celebrity --
Touring the country for the exchange clubs and beyond --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Benjamin J. Burns.

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"Although Charles Lindbergh's 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean is considered by many to be the first step to today's space program, 91 men had crossed the Atlantic by air before him. Walter Hinton was a pilot on the first plane, a four-engine, Navy-Curtiss flying boat with a crew of six, in May 1919"--Provided by publisher.

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