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.


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