- Press release text: East west non stop record set. Establishing an east-to-west transcontinental nonstop flight record of 24 hours and 52 minutes, the monoplane Yankee Doodle landed at Mines Field, Los Angeles, today. The previous record of 26 hours and 50 minutes set by Lts. John A. MacReady and Oakley Kelly in 1923 was lowered by nearly two hours in the flight. The fliers, Harry Tucker, millionaire sportsman and Capt. C. B. D. Collyer of 'round-the-world' fame, landed a little more that an hour after the time estimated for the journey. The monoplane used in this flight was also used by Art Goebel in his attempted non-stop flight during the National Aeronautical Show held in Los Angeles recently...
- October 25, 1928
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- still image
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection