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.
Dundee Courier – Saturday 16 July 1938
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Western Daily Press – Friday 15 July 1938
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