Bremen flight 1928. Irish celebrations in Limerick

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Where: Limerick, Ireland

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When: 01 July 1928

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The first east-west non-stop transatlantic flight, in April 1928, flew from Baldonnel, Ireland to Greenly Island, Canada, in a Junkers W 33 monoplane, the "Bremen". The crew of the Bremen were Capt. Herman Köhl, Col. James Fitzmaurice and Baron Gunther Von Hünefeld. This photograph shows the crew of the Bremen received with a guard of honour at Limerick Railway Station.

Photograph taken July 1928

Format: glass negative

Part of: National Library of Ireland Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Collection.

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NLI Ref: INDH 0808


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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Jan/2013 14:25:12


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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 27/Jan/2013 14:26:49 Thanks again, Niall!

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    • 03/Sep/2015 18:02:40

    Wikipedia offers the charming information that the Bremen landed on Greenly Island on April 13, 1928 after the first successful east - west crossing of the Atlantic by an aircraft. The first person to see the plane was Antoine Letemplier, when first sighted, he ran to his parents and shouted "Flying fish! Flying fish!"

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    • 24/Mar/2020 09:07:33

    You can visit the Bremen in Bremen Hall at Bremen Airport.