Prince Rupert Sitka, laska Seward, Alaska Chignik, Alaska
September 6, The world fliers get a salute from military and civilians as they step ashore
from the motor launch that brought them from their planes in the Boston harbor. 

Sunday September 7: Up at 4:00 & before 6:00 were all at work taking the planes out of the water & putting them on wheels.
This was completed by 10:00 & the rest of the day was spent working on the planes and refueling.  All day a big crowd
was present at the field & the soldier & police guards were certainly necessary.
In the evening we all had plenty to do in packing,
arranging to ship things, etc., and it was well after midnight before we were all in bed.
[Read more 7th report.]

September 7, Lt. Smith supervising the removal of the DWC pontoons and intallation
of wheels in boston for the remaining flight across the United States.

Lt. G.W.Goddard, left, piloted a special photographic plane across the country from Boston to
California to record the historic journey. the aerial photographer was Lt. John a. Brockhorst.


Monday September 8, The world fliers over New York City.  U.S. AIR FORCE MUSEUM

Seattle, New Orleans, and Boston II fly down the Hudson River to Manhattan and the New York harbor on 8 September 1924.
They landed at Mitchel Field, Long Island, before a large crowd that included the Prince of Wales.   U.S. AIR FORCE MUSEUM

Mitchel field on Long Island was a major Air Service base. Thousands of people were lined up to greet their heros.
This photo shows the DWCs over the field which has now been turned into the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

Tuesday September 9,
At 9:30 we left for Washington in a strong head wind -- a wind so strong that for the first
two hours we made only 35 and 38 miles, respectively. South of Philadelphia we met a misty rain and finally
stopped at Aberdeen [Md.] in order that some of the escorting planes could take aboard more fuel -- landing at 1:20.

At 2:30 we took off again, and flew over Baltimore in a rain storm, and 8 miles south of Baltimore,
plane #4 ["New Orleans"] suddenly had a forced landing which was safely made. Several of the other
 planes landed, among them Gen. Patrick, and later we all proceeded to Bolling Field, landing at 3:55.

General Patric presents Lt. Wade to
President Coolidge, left and Secretary of War Weeks, right at Bolling field in the D.C. Looking on from left Arnold and Smith, from right Wade and Ogden.

The President is shaking Arnold's hand while Secretary Weeks looks on. Future President Herber Hoover is in the background with his head turned. C.V. GLINES

The world fliers in front of the Chicago at McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio. From Left: Major Currie (not crew),
Smith, Ogden, Nelson, Wade, Harding and Arnold.

Photos from the books:  "The First Flight Around The World"     and   "Around the WORLD in 175 days"       Enhanced by: Vern Bouwman