© Jim Low
On the morning of May 31, 1928, the three-engined Southern Cross began the first successful flight across the Pacific Ocean from Oakland airport, San Francisco, on the west coast of the United States of America, to Australia. On board were two Australian pilots, Charles Kingsford-Smith and Charles Ulm, as well as two Americans, the radio operator James Warner and the navigator Harry Lyon.
A year before, Kingsford-Smith and Ulm had been successful in flying around Australia in a record time of ten days. Continue reading “What a Story!”