September 29th Rare Autograph & Document Auction
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A fine 8" x 10" black and white photographs, the other photograph is signed by Baron Huenefeld, James Fitz Maurice, and Captain Koehl. The first successful East to West transatlantic flight, which was taken by the Junker W33 Bremen on April 12, 1928. Driven by a desire to increase his country's global standing after the First World War, Baron Guenther von Huenefeld, the publicity manager for The North German Lloyd Shipping Company, approached Major James C. Fitzmaurice and asked him to serve as a pilot on a transatlantic flight against the prevailing winds. An Irish pilot with several long-distance flight attempts already to his credit, Fitzmaurice agreed, even though he had failed at an identical flight only a year prior. For the third member of the team, Huenefeld chose Hermann Koehl, a pilot with the newly-founded Deutsche Luft Hansa. After the crew of the Bremen was finalized and sufficient funds were secured, the trio took off in an eleven-meter-long plane from Baldonnell, Ireland. They landed 36 and a half hours later on a frozen lake off the coast of Greenly Island, Labrador. Their flight remains one of the most daring feats in aviation history.
Aviators who made The first successful East to West transatlantic flight Signed 8x10
Aviators who made The first successful East to West transatlantic flight Signed 8"x10"
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $768.75
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

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