FIRST ACROSS THE ATLANTIC
1919
 

 
 
Albert C. Read
 
 
NC-4 Crew - Just before taking off
Left to Right: Read, Stone, Hinton, Rodd, Howard, Breese.
Photo from from Leslie's Magazine, June 7, 1919
Found on Answers.com
Courtesy of Roy Nagl, 12-7-05
 

 
 
Walter Hinton
 
 
NC-4, 1919
Photo Courtesy of Roy Nagl
Ancient Aviators Website
 

 
 
ONLINE RESOURCES
     If you search for "Walter Hinton +NC-4", using the Google search engine, (9-22-04), you will find about 375 links! If time permits, and if you are sufficiently interested, I suggest that you follow many of the links. At minimum, I suggest that you visit the following ones.
 

 
 
FIRST ACROSS THE ATLANTIC
Flight of the U.S. Navy
Flying Boat NC-4
May 8 31, 1919
     This page on the Bluejacket,com website is subdivided into several sections: the Aircraft Specifications, The Itinerary, Seaplane Squadron One,(which lists all the crew), All Navy Effort, Ships Assisting in First Flight, Behind the Scenes, and References. You can access this valuable resource by clicking on the title above.
 

 
 
FROM OUR ARCHIVE
Proceedings, April 2004
     "Some years ago, when NC-4 pilot Walter Hinton was still a spry 90 years old, he paid a visit to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., and was given a tour of the exhibits by a curator."
     To read the rest of this amusing anecdote, which is illustrated with a wonderful photograph of Read, Stone and Hinton, click on the title above.
 

 
 
FIRST ACROSS ORGANIZATION
     The purpose of The First Across Organization is the construction of a full-scale replica of the NC-4, the U.S. Navy flying boat (seaplane), which was the first aircraft to successfully cross the Atlantic. This project intends to culminate in a re-creation of the flight across the Atlantic before the 90th Anniversary in 2009. To read the whole fascinating story of this project, which includes many links and reading references, just click on the title above.
 

 
 
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