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Prince Rupert


Changing the engine at Hue in French Indo-China (later named South Vietnam).
Due to locating engines and supplies at strategic locations throughtout the worls in advance,
the airmen could continue on their trip without a delay of weeks or even months.
PETER M. BOWERS COLLECTION


Lts. Lowell smith and Leslie Arnold wait for a boat to take them ashore at Saigon,
then known as the "Paris of the Orient."  the crews were invited to several social
events by the French and had to borrow white shirts and trousers from U.S. Navy officers.
  (Photo: Mobile Oil Company)


On the way up the Mekong River and across the jungles of Indo-China
to Siam.
PICTORIAL HISTORIES
 

An aerial view of Rangoon, Burma, the next stop after leaving Bankok, Saim.
MUSEUM OF FLIGHT - WADE COLLECTION #SEB-63


The world airmen pass by the gold and jewelled spine of Shwe Dagon on their way
from Rangoon  to Hindustan, "Land of the Indus".
PICTORIAL HISTORIES


Photos from the book:  "The First Flight Around The World"         Enhanced by: Vern Bouwman


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