One of the World Cruisers flies formation with a British Passenger plane en-route from Paris to London. French planes escorted the Cruisers to the English Channel.

U.S. AIR FORCE MUSEUM

A crowd surrounds the fliers and planes when they
arrived at Croydon  Airport near London.
 
"From Army Video"

Many were American tourists who had departed at the same time from Paris, ands were allowed to greet the fliers.
 Others were restrained behind a fence .
U.S. AIR FORCE MUSEUM


Many Working on a DWC at Brough on the Humber, where pontoons replaced the wheels and major overhauls
were conducted on the three aircraft at facilities of the
Blackburn Aeroplane Company.   MUSEUM OF FLYING

   
(Center) Lieut. Smith superintends unpacking a new engine for the Chicago. "From Army Video"
   
(Center) The new engine was fired up.

A short hop is made from Brough, England to the Orkneys ---- 370 miles in 5 1/2 hours.
  
            DWC-2 Chicago                                                            DWC-3 Boston   DWC-4 New Orleans


Pilots Wade and Ogden Prepare the "Ill-fated Boston".

Crew of the USS Richmond cheer American Aviators preparing to hop-off to Iceland.

Arnold, Smith and Wade relax
aboard the the
USS Richmond.


Fuel is pumped aboard the "Chicago" from Fuel drums brought out by boat.

Smith & Turner board their plane, "Chicago".

USS Richmond (CL 9)
Steaming at high speed during her builders' trials, 1923.


   

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


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