Taking off from Lester's Field, 14 June 1919.

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.

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