“This is terrible looking, I’ll admit, but I’d been 74 hours without sleep and food,” Commander John H. Towers wrote after sailing his NC−3 Flying Boat, 206 miles through the storm tossed Atlantic Ocean.
Come to the Jacob Riis Park Bathhouse at 12 p.m., July 19 and learn about this remarkable feat of seamanship and survival of 11 Navy Aviators who left from Rockaway and were forced down in the ferocious Atlantic Ocean Storms in airplanes made of wood, fabric and wire; held together by wood screws, glue and paint.
Also learn about the NC Flying Boat, which completed the journey from Rockaway and became the first airplane to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a multi−media slide presentation.
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