Saturday, February 23, 2013

Then They Took New York

Led by Gen. Italo Balbo, a formation of 25 Savoia Marchetti S.55X twin-hull flying boats flew from Orbetello (Toscana) to Chicago via Amsterdam, Londonderry, Reykjavik, Cartwright, Shediac, and Montreal. Greeted by a huge crowd of the Century of Progress exhibition visitors, the formation proceeded to New York, and returned to Italy via Shediac, Shoal Harbour, Ponta Delgada, and Lisbon.
They did it in one month and 12 days. One aircraft was lost in an accident during return flight.

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