1928 Junkers W33 "Bremen" Airplane

Summary

The Bremen was the first aircraft to fly non-stop from Europe to North America. Hermann Koehl, Ehrenfried Von Hunefeld and James Fitzmaurice took off from Baldonnel, Ireland, on April 12, 1928, and touched down on Greenly Island, Canada, the next day. The east-to-west crossing, made against the prevailing winds, was more difficult than the flight from North America to Europe.

The Bremen was the first aircraft to fly non-stop from Europe to North America. Hermann Koehl, Ehrenfried Von Hunefeld and James Fitzmaurice took off from Baldonnel, Ireland, on April 12, 1928, and touched down on Greenly Island, Canada, the next day. The east-to-west crossing, made against the prevailing winds, was more difficult than the flight from North America to Europe.

Artifact

Airplane

Date Made

1928

 On Exhibit

On Loan - Airport Bremen (Bremen, Germany)

Object ID

36.676.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Museum of the City of New York

Material

Metal

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 ft

Width: 60.333 ft

Length: 58.5 ft

Inscriptions

Sides marked: D 1167 BREMEN. Tail marked: JUNKERS / 2 33b / 2504 Each side of front: JUNKERS

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