Russian Dornier Wal in Alaska

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Russian Dornier Wal in Alaska

Postby MrWidgeon » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:21 am

I found the following photo on one of the Facebook pages I hang out on .......

On July 20, 1933 a Russian flying boat piloted by Sigizmund Levanevsky arrived at Nome carrying American pilot Jimmie Mattern, who had crash landed in Siberia several weeks earlier while attempting to break the round-the-world speed record then held by Wiley Post. Earlier that day Post had passed over Nome on his way to breaking his own record. Post was killed two years later, together with author/humorist Will Rogers, in a plane crash near Barrow, Alaska. Sigizmund Levanevsky disappeared in 1937 while attempting a flight from Moscow over the North Pole to California.

Photo submitted by Charlie Burrow and taken by his father, Larry Burrow, who was stationed at the Army Signal Corps radio station in Nome, 1930-33.
Photo is posted here with his permission.


The original post can be found here on Facebook. ... 370&type=1
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Re: Russian Dornier Wal in Alaska

Postby EdCraft » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:01 pm

It was Dornier "Wal", registered as SSSR-N8 (CCCP-H8 in Russian). Below is famous photo, on which J. Mattern shakes hand of S. A. Levanevskiy, standing on deck of "Wal" in Alaska:

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