Clarence D. Chamberlain Inscribed Signed Photograph with Autograph Letter Signed on Verso. 10" x 8", July 17, 1962. This historic photo depicts Chamberlain, who flew the second nonstop transatlantic flight, beside his plane with a group of bystanders shortly after he ran out of gas and was forced to land in a German field. Clear wording; very fine.

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    On the front of the photo, Chamberlain has written, "Wright-Bellanca Monoplane Miss 'Columbia' flown from Roosevelt Field, Long Island to Eisleben, Germany, June 4-5 & 6th--non stop a distance of 3911 miles--a new Worlds Record in the year 1927. Clarence D. Chamberlain/Pilot. 7-17-62." The ALS. on verso is fifteen lines and is written to Reverend Greenway from Huntington, Connecticut, July 17, 1962. Chamberlain explains what has happened in the photo: during his historic flight in 1927 he was forced to land. After putting in "20 liters of Benzol which was all we could find", he flew on to Berlin.

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