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[[image - recognition trophy containing text: NEW YORK AERO CLUB GLIDDEN TROPHY FOR 1921 AWARDED TO Captain H. A. Bruno IN RECOGNITION OF HIS COMMANDING THE CONVERTED NAVY AEROMACHINE HS2L FLYING BOAT WHICH MADE THE FIRST COMPLETE AERIAL CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GREAT LAKES, ESTABLISHING A WORLD'S RECORD FOR DISTANCE IN A FLYING BOAT 7491 MILES IN 102 FLYING HOURS SUMMER 1921]] 32 [[caption]] A pleased commanding officer, Harry Bruno, right, sits in cockpit of historic aircraft that circumnavigated Great Lakes (33). With him, Aero, a gift from Chicago's mayor, who flew part of the trip, and Richard Greisinger, mechanic for the entire voyage. (34) Bruno, right, and public relations partner, Richard Blythe, left, gave the Bremen Flyers a New York Harbor boat ride, spring, 1928. Trio that made first Europe-North America airplane crossing in April, include from left, Capt. Hermann Koehl, Baron von Huenefeld, and Major James C. Fitzmaurice. [[/caption]] 33 [[photo - Richard Greisinger and Harry Bruno with dog Aero sitting in plane on water]] [[photo - Richard Blythe, Capt. Hermann Koehl, Baron von Huenefeld, Major James C. Fitzmaurice, Harry Bruno]] 34 Harry Augustine Bruno "What a way to see the USA," Harry Bruno quiped. "I sure had a lot of hair in those days." Those days were 1921, when effervescent Bruno and his aerial companions made the first circumnavigation of the Great Lakes. Part of the journey was flown with Aero, a little dog presented to the crew by the mayor of Chicago. The June 6, to September 13, feat was a momentary interruption in the 1920-1923 era when Harry was vice president in charge of public relations and sales for historic Aeromarine Airways, Inc., the nation's first international carrier. Aeromarine pioneered routes across the Great Lakes, and from Florida to Cuba and the Bahamas. The pioneer publicist of aviation activities on the American continent first caught the sting of wind a decade before the inland seas flight, when he was building gliders in Montclair, N.J. Harry has always had a special rapport with his clients. When he was asked to represent Anthony H. G. Fokker and the introduction of Fokker aircraft in the United States, he took the planes up for his own performance tests! His clients, in fact, have represented a kind of circumnavigation of aviation history: Sherman M. Fairchild, Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Charles A. Lindbergh's New York-Paris flight, the Bremen Flyers, Hugo Eckener's Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg flights, Wiley Post and Harold Gatty's world flight, and the Ellsworth Antarctic expeditions. [[image - propeller]] Harry Augustine Bruno: born London, England, February 7, 1893.
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