This Day in History

On April 13, 1928, history is made as aviators Captain Hermann Köhl, Major James Fitzmaurice, and Baron Ehrenfried Günther Freiherr von Hünefeld complete the first nonstop flight from Europe to North America. Departing from Baldonnel Aerodrome in Ireland, the intrepid crew navigates treacherous weather and technical challenges to land their Junkers W33 aircraft in Greenly Island, Canada, after a journey of over 36 hours. This historic flight marks a major milestone in aviation history, opening new possibilities for transatlantic travel and exploration.