Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Around The World In Less Than 80 Days

July 15, 1939, Clara Adams lands at Newark Airport and becomes the first woman to fly around the world, doing it in 16 days and 19 hours. Her trip took her from New York to the Azores, then to Lisbon, Portugal; Marseille, France; Leipzig, Germany; Athens, Greece; Basra, Iraq; Jodphur, India; Rangoon, Burma; Bangkok, Thailand; Hong Kong; Manila, Philippines; Guam; Wake Island; Midway Island; Honolulu, Hawaii; San Francisco and back to New York.

Clara Adams in Honolulu, Hawaii

Clara Adams itinerary.


Ally Bean said...

Interesting. I've never heard of her, but admire her spunk. And stamina. What an itinerary.

la peregrina said...

She was interesting and a flying fool. I've added a link to an article that tells about the commercial aviation history she made during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.