Lithuania: >>> Rare Cover #279 - Crash Of "messrs. Darius-girenas" 1933 (co 96) For SaleLithuania: >>> RARE COVER #279 - Crash of "Messrs. Darius-Girenas" First Flight1933 (Co 96)
Postmark: Brooklyn, NY, via "LITUANICA" July 15, 1933
Backstamped: Kaunas Central July 18, 1933This cover was carried on the ill fated non-stop transatlantic flight from Floyd Bennett Field, New York, to Kaunas, Lithuania, by aviators Capts. Steponas Darius, United States Army, and Stasys Gireman. The flight, in a Bellanca Monoplane, ended in disaster, crashing in Soldin, Germany, only 650 miles from its goal. Both pilots were killed. Tied by Brooklyn c.d.s. (July 15, 1933 at 5:00AM) LITHUANICA JUL. 15, 1933 Circular cachet, and boxed "ORO PASTAS/NEW YORK-KAUNAS..." alongside. Numbered cover addressed to Lietuvos Aero Klubas (Lithuanian Air Club)
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