Watched "The Spirit of St. Louis" with Jimmy Stuart on TCM. I used to temp furniture delivery from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, NY where my dad worked for UPS then A&S, next to the Long Island Heliport, once a bowling alley. Charles Lindbergh was the first to fly solo west to east, in 1927, from there to Paris, France, but did you know:
"On 18 August 1932 Jim Mollison made the first east-to-west solo trans-Atlantic flight; flying from Portmarnock in Ireland to Pennfield, New Brunswick, Canada in a de Havilland Puss Moth - Transatlantic Flights" - Wikipedia.
Pennfield, named after the Quaker William Penn, is just north of Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick Canada, and in WWII had an active training airfield and sub hunters station.
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