The Taoiseach Mr. Liam Cosgrave and Frau Glaeser-Koehl, widow of Capt. Köhl, beside the marble tablet which marks the spot at Casement Aerodrome from which the Bremen started its take-off on 12th April 1928, to successfully fly the Atlantic from east to west for the first time.
Pic: R.S. 12/4/73
The first east-west non-stop transatlantic flight, in April 1928, flew from Baldonnel, Ireland to Greenly Island, Canada, in a Junkers W 33 monoplane, the "Bremen". The crew of the Bremen were Capt. Hermann Köhl, Col. James Fitzmaurice and Baron Gunther Von Hünefeld.
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- Bremen Flight, 1928