Maryse Bastie Sets a New World Record for Women, for Continuous Flight, July 30, 1929

Summary

Following her marriage to a military pilot, Maryse Bastie earned her own pilot's license and began aerobatic flying in her native France. Bastie was rewarded for her skill in 1931 with the Harmon Trophy, an international prize given to the world's outstanding aviator. After serving in France's air force during World War II, Bastie died in a 1952 plane crash.

Following her marriage to a military pilot, Maryse Bastie earned her own pilot's license and began aerobatic flying in her native France. Bastie was rewarded for her skill in 1931 with the Harmon Trophy, an international prize given to the world's outstanding aviator. After serving in France's air force during World War II, Bastie died in a 1952 plane crash.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

30 July 1929

Collection Title

Aeronautics Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1629.58

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Typewriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5.125 in

Width: 7.125 in

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