Capt. C.C. Wyllie (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Capt. C.C. Wyllie

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 4919-8


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    • 17/Feb/2017 21:13:10

    Capt. Colin Charles Wyllie (RNAS), aviator and navigator for Major James Conrad Peter Wood's (RAF) attempt to win the £10,000 prize offered by The Daily Mail (UK) to the first aviator(s) to successfully fly from any point in the U.S., Canada or Newfoundland (still a British colony at the time) to any point in Great Britain or Ireland within 72 hours. Here is a photo of Wood in the LoC Bain Collection: [] C.C. Wyllie and J.C.P. Wood's Short Shamrock (a modified Short Shirl torpedo bomber) departed Eastchurch, England at 3:15 p.m. on April 18, 1919, only to have their engine fail approximately four hours later, forcing them and their aircraft to ditch into the Irish Sea off of Holyhead. Both would be rescued. See: "How transatlantic flying bid by Short Brothers of Rochester died in the water", by Medway Messenger, Kent Online, 11-Feb-2017 See also the Grace's Guide to British Industrial History, which lists both Wyllie (Certificate No. 1463) and J.C.P. Wood's (Certificate No. 1037) Aviation Certificates: 1915 Aviators Certificates - UK