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Prince Rupert Sitka, laska Seward, Alaska Chignik, Alaska
Erik Nelson and John Harding in the New Orleans nearly had a forced landing when
an engine connecting rod broke, splattering oil over the plane during the flight
from Multan to Karachi, India.
U.S. AIR FORCE MUSEUM


Nelson was able to nurse the plane for nearly
an hour to a safe landing.
U.S. AIR FORCE MUSEUM


The cruisers flying along the shore of the Gulf of Oman on the way to Baghdad.
PICTORIAL HISTORIES


The  airport at Baghdad, Mesopotamia (now Iraq). PICTORIAL HISTORIES


French officials greeted the airmen at the Muslimi Aerodrome in Aleppo, Syria,
on July 9.  Syria was French mandate at the time.
 
MUSEUM OF FLIGHT - WADE COLLECTION #SEB-63


The Boston flies through the Taurus Mountains on the way from Aleppo to
Constantinople.
PICTORIAL HISTORIES


The fliers with dignitaries in Constantinople, Turkey, on July 24. PICTORIAL HISTORIES


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


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