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Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Liithuanians: 1933 Skrydis per Atlanta - Flight Across the Atlantic - Darius and Girenas

A full feature film - see it in FULL VIEW
Skrydis per Atlanta -
Flight Across the Atlantic -
 Darius and Girenas

On July 15, 1933, Stanley T. Girenas, born Stasys Girskis along with Steponas Darius,
attempted a nonstop flight from New York City, USA to Kaunas, Lithuania
- a total of 4,465 miles in a Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker airplane named Lituanica.

After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean in 37 hours and 11 minutes of nonstop
flight, they crashed on July 17, 0:36 AM (Berlin Time) by the village of Kuhdamm,
near Soldin, Germany (now Pszczelnik, Myslibórz area, Poland) due to difficult
weather conditions combined with engine defects.

Both aviators were killed in the crash.

They covered a distance of 3,984 miles without landing,
only 404 miles short of their final destination.

Despite not having any radio communication, this was the most accurate flight up
to this time - setting a world record for non stop accuracy.

See this complete historical film -
The Lithuanians - Lietuviai

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