Plane flown by Hawker and Grieve.
Included in Robert Holland Tait's collection of photographs acquired by the Centre
for Newfoundland Studies was this shot of the plane flown by Hawker and Grieve, the
first to take to the air on the race across the Atlantic Ocean. The duo left St. John's
May 1, 1919, and made it 1,100 miles off the coast of Newfoundland before crash
landing in the ocean. They were picked up by a Danish tramp steamer. Alcock and
Brown completed the first transatlantic flight a month later.
Courtesy of the Centre for Newfoundland
Studies Archives (Coll - 232, 3.05), Memorial University of
Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland.