Today in History – May 31, 1928 – Fokker “Southern Cross” flies from California to Australia

31 May to 10 June 1928 (USA/Australia) — Capt. Charles E. Kingsford-Smith, Capt. C. T. P. Ulm, pilots, Lt. Cmdr. Harry W. Lyon, navigator, and James Warner, radio operator, in Fokker tri-motored Wright “Whirlwind” monoplane, “Southern Cross” fly from Oakland, California to Brisbane, Australia, first trans-Pacific flight, stopping at Honolulu, Fiji Islands and Brisbane, 7400 miles in 83 hours 15 minutes flying time.

Source: Wikipedia

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