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1925 Fokker F. VII Tri-Motor Airplane, "Josephine Ford," Flown Over the North Pole by Richard Byrd

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1925 Fokker F. VII Tri-Motor Airplane, "Josephine Ford," Flown Over the North Pole by Richard Byrd

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Artifact

Airplane

Date Made

1925

Summary

Richard Byrd flew this plane toward the North Pole in 1926. Though Byrd generally is credited with reaching the Pole, controversy remains. Edsel Ford financed the expedition, and Byrd acknowledged his patron by naming the airplane after Ford's daughter Josephine.

Place of Creation

Netherlands, Holland 

Object ID

26.113.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Heroes Of The Sky
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Heroes of the Sky

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

1925 Fokker F. VII Tri-Motor Airplane, "Josephine Ford," Flown Over the North Pole by Richard Byrd

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

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1928 Junkers W33 "Bremen" Airplane

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1928 Junkers W33 "Bremen" Airplane

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Artifact

Airplane

Date Made

1928

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.

Place of Creation

Germany, Dessau 

Object ID

36.676.1

Credit

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

 On Exhibit

On Loan - Airport Bremen (Bremen, Germany)

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

1928 Junkers W33 "Bremen" Airplane

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

VIEW CALENDAR

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1928 Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor Airplane, "Floyd Bennett," Flown Over the South Pole by Richard E. Byrd

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1928 Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor Airplane, "Floyd Bennett," Flown Over the South Pole by Richard E. Byrd

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

Artifact

Airplane

Date Made

March 1928

Summary

The Ford Tri-Motor was the most popular airliner of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Its rugged dependability led Richard Byrd to choose a Tri-Motor for his attempt to be the first person to fly over the South Pole. On November 28-29, 1929, Byrd and a crew of three achieved that goal in this plane.

Object ID

00.240.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Edsel B. Ford.

Heroes Of The Sky
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Heroes of the Sky

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

1928 Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor Airplane, "Floyd Bennett," Flown Over the South Pole by Richard E. Byrd

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

VIEW CALENDAR

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