National Geographic : 1924 Jul
Wide World Photograph GETTING AWAY FOR ROUND-THE -WORLD FLIGHT FROM SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA This airplane, taking off in command of Major Frederick L. Martin, is one of four U. S. Army planes which started tocircle the globe bya 26,ooo-mile route. The flight is neither a race nor a stunt flight, but a carefully planned test of the possibilities oflong-distance air travel. Major Martin's plane was wrecked on the Alaska Peninsula. The squadron of three planes, continuing the voyage, made the first airplane crossing from North America to Asia.