Around the World in 3 Days, 19 Hours and 17 Minutes – Howard Hughes Sets a New Flying Record, 15 July 1938 – The British Newspaper Archive Blog

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Around the World in 3 Days, 19 Hours and 17 Minutes – Howard Hughes Sets a New Flying Record, 15 July 1938

On 15 July 1938, Howard Hughes and his team of flyers landed at Floyd Bennett Airfield in New York, after flying around the world in 3 days, 19 hours and 17 minutes

The epic flight smashed the world record for flying around the world, which had been set by Wiley Post in 1933 – Wiley’s time was 7 days and 18 hours.

To mark this historic event, here are some contemporary newspaper stories that report on the record-breaking flight bu Hughes and his colleagues.

historical newspaper reports on howard hughes

Dundee Courier – Saturday 16 July 1938

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000564/19380716/133/0007

historical newspaper reports on howard hughes

historical newspaper reports on howard hughes

Western Daily Press – Friday 15 July 1938

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000513/19380715/105/0012

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