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Trys for Transcontinental Air Record
Text on verso: 'Capt. Roscoe Turner, chief pilot for the Nevada Air Lines flew from the Grand Central Air Terminal, Glendale, California to Albuquerque, NM in five hours and 15 minutes. Immediately after refueling and breakfast the flyer hopped off on the second leg of the flight to Tulsa, Okla., according to dispatches from the New Mexico city. According to officials of the air line, Turner will smash the transcontinental speed record of 17 hours, 38 minutes, 16 3/5 seconds, established by Capt. Frank Hawks if the flyer is able to keep up the pace set in the first lap. Photo shows the Lockheed Vega plane, just before Capt. Roscoe Turner took off on record breaking attempt. Photo shows Capt. Roscoe Turner and the passengers who accompanied him on attempt to set record flight (left to right) Fred Trosper, Russell Peck, Capt. Roscoe Turner, D.R. Lane and H.C. Gatty.'
Du Pont, Lammot, 1909-1964
Pacific & Atlantic Photos, Inc.
Turner, Roscoe, 1895-1970
1 photographic print : b&w
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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