National Geographic : 1957 Jul
41 Wide World "Welcome Home!" Transatlantic Flyers Parade up Broadway amid a Paper Blizzard Byrd and a crew of three (Bernt Balchen, Bertram Acosta, and George Noville) were first to fly from the United States to Europe's mainland in a multiengined plane. Throngs cheered their triumphant return to New York on July 18, 1927. Byrd rides in the lead automobile with Grover Whalen, Gotham's official greeter.