Vitaly Geyfman

First Non-Stop Transatlantic Flight from New York City to Lithuania July 15, 1933

Non-compatitive Exhibit

Description:

Exhibit depicts a philatelic story of one of the first non-stop transatlantic flights from North America to Europe which took place on July 15th, 1933. Darius-Girenas flight was the second longest distance-wise flight in the history of aviation at the time and fourth longest time-wise. The flight also had tremendous philatelic significance: with permits from both US Postmaster General and Lithuanian Government, it carried the first official Transatlantic air mail consignment in history. Despite the tragic ending to the flight leading to death of both pilots, the air mail consignment survived and was delivered to the intended recipients.

First Frame