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Gold Beach

Finding us


On the 29th June 1927, the first mail flight from the USA to France took off from Roosevelt field in New York. Aboard their Fokker Tri-motor, named AMERICA, the crew, (Byrd, Acosta, Balchen and Noville) crossed the North Atlantic. Thick fog over Paris forced them to change course, and they ditched off Ver sur Mer.

In this section of the museum you will learn about -

The pioneers - the history of the airmail service - weather forecasting.



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