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Seattle World Cruiser

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June 30th

June 30th

Daily Flight Information:
The World Flight will be in Calcutta for a few days making preparations for the overland portion of the World Flight.

Flight Delayed at Least One More Day

Fourth Division of World Flight to Begin Soon

The Fourth Division of the World Flight, under the supervision of Advance Officer, Lieutenant Harry A. Halverson, will begin as soon as tomorrow when the Douglas World Cruisers depart Maidon Field in Calcutta, India. The 4th Division will take the flight through India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria and end in Constantinople, Turkey.

The three World Cruiser aircraft have been fitted with wheels for this portion of the flight. The pontoons won't be needed until the flight leaves Kirkwall, United Kingdom on the first leg of the Atlantic Ocean crossing.

Daily Report

by Lt. L. P. Arnold, "Chicago", Mechanic

Lowell spent the day resting and taking care of his rib while the rest of us put the finishing touches on the planes and by evening had them all ready to leave in the a.m.

The famous Bengal Club of Calcutta entertained us at dinner that evening. Wade, Harding & I being the only ones with pep enough to go, and we came home as early as possible.

World Travelers Cross Paths

While the fliers had been making their journey westward across the globe, Walter Wanderwell was leading a round-the-world motoring tour in a Ford Model T traveling eastbound. The Wanderwall Expedition had begun it’s trip from Nice, France in 1922.

One member of the Wanderwall Expedition was an intrepid 16 year old, Aloha Baker. She served as a driver, translator and filmmaker for the expedition. When the tour had finished their round the world trip in 1927, she became the first woman to drive around the world.

Sponsored in part by the Ford Motor Company, the round-the-world tour also funded itself through filming and travel lectures. As fate would have it, their trek managed to cross paths with the world fliers in Calcutta.

To learn more about Aloha and her visit with the World Cruisers as well as her other adventures visit:

This video is an excerpt from the PBS program “The Great Air Race”.