18 Feb First official airmail flight

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L to right, pilot, Bert Acosta, Commander Richard E Byrd , radio... News Photo1920-1929,Air Mail,Air Vehicle,Airplane,Archival,Black And White,Communication Occupation,Direction,Finance,France,Horizontal,Human Interest,Males,North America,People,Pilot,Radio,Relief - Emotion,Richard Byrd,Storm,Transportation,USA,WaitingPhotographer Collection: Hulton Archive 1927: L to right, pilot, Bert Acosta, Commander Richard E Byrd (1888 - 1957), radio operator George Noville and relief pilot Lt B Balchen waiting for the storms to clear before taking off for France in their plane, 'America' in an arrempt to start a transatlantic airmail route. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)