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Prince Rupert Sitka, laska Seward, Alaska Chignik, Alaska

The airmen were met with enthusiasm at every stop in Japan.  Here, the three planes
are preparing to land with the crowd on shore waving American flags and
singing "My country Tis of Thee" in English.
C.V. GLINES


A Vacume (Mobileoil) Oil company sign on a Japanese beach welcoming the DWCs.
PETER M. BOWERS COLLECTION


The New Orleans in a Japanese Harbor with Nelson and Harding on the pontoon.
PETER M. BOWERS COLLECTION


Two if the planes riding out a storm in a Japanese harbor.
PETER M. BOWERS COLLECTION


The arrival of one of the DWCs at Lake Kasumigaura,
a Japanese Naval Station just 45 miles from Tokyo.
PICTORIAL HISTORIES


The airmen put on fresh Air Service uniforms when they arrived in tokyo
 for meeting with Japanese and American Officials.
U.S. AIR FORCE MUSEUM


A portion of the crowd waits for the airmen at Kagoshima.
U.S. AIR FORCE MUSEUM



     In 1882, the "Jiji shimp" (Current Events) was created, which was for years one of Japan's
most influential newspapers and a training ground for many liberal politicians and journalists.


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



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