July 14, 1938
J. listens intently to the radio. She is listening, but keeps on drifting off. She’s never been on a airplane, neither has J. She knows that T1 and T2 have been, several times.
[Sidenote: Hughes broke a world record, flying around the world in 91 hours.
Sunday, July 10, 1938 at 7:20 PM: Departs Floyd Bennett Field, Long Island New York
3,641 miles in 16H 38M
Monday, July 11, 1938 at 11:58 AM: LeBourget Field, Paris France
1,640 miles in 7H 51M
Tuesday, July 12, 1938 at 4:15 AM: Moscow, Russia
1,400 miles in 7H 27M
Tuesday, July 12, 1938 at 2:00 PM: Omsk, Russia
2,158 miles in 10H 31M
Wednesday, July 13, 1938 at 5:08 AM: Yakutsh, Russia
2,457 miles in 12H 17M
Wednesday, July 13, 1938 at 8:18 PM Fairbanks, Alaska
2,441 miles in 12H 2M
Thursday, July 14, 1938 at 9:38 AM: Minneapolis, MN
1,054 miles in 4H 26M
Thursday, July 14, 1938 at 2:34 PM: Arrives Floyd Bennett Field, Long Island New York.
[Sidenote 2: 1st image a composite sourced from NYPL digital archives ]