Taking off from Lester's Field, 14 June 1919.
British aviators John Alcock (pilot) and Arthur Whitten Brown (navigator) made the world's first non-stop transatlantic flight in a Vickers Vimy biplane. They took off from Lester's Field near St. John's, Newfoundland on 14 June 1919 and landed nose down in a bog at Galway, Ireland 16 hours later.
Photographer: Holloway. Courtesy of the Archives and Special Collections Division (Coll. 137.05.04.004), QE II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL.