German Model: 1938

German Model: 1938

Smithsonian gets model of first German plane to fly Atlantic. A 20" scale model of the Bremen which made the first westward non-stop flight across the North Atlantic in 1928 being received by the Smithsonian Institution from Germany. Miss Katherine Onsgard of Arlington, Virginia, a private flyer, is pictured holding the model of the plane which was flown from Germany by Captain Hermann Koehl, Baron Zuenther Von Huenefeld, and Colonel James Fitzmaurice. They made a forced landing on Greenly Island off the coast of Newfoundland. Photo taken in 1938, Harris & Ewing, photographer. Vintage photo provided by LOC. Original medium: glass negative.