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PASSENGERS AND CREW * ALL SEASONED TRAVELERS OF THE WORLD'S AIR LANES!

AN EPOCHAL FLIGHT THAT MADE NEWS FOR ALL THE WORLD TO READ!

[[image: photo of flight crew and passengers of transatlantic flight]]
[[photo credit: ACME PHOTO]]

COSMOPOLITAN is the word for the group of men and women whose company I enjoyed aboard the Dixie Clipper. We had a world famous flying crew...outstanding business men and financiers...charming women who love to fly...people who had seen the world and left their mark upon it. We autographed our passenger and crew list cards in a round robin.

PASSENGER LIST
Mr. W.J. Eck, Washington  D.C. [[signature]]
Captain T. Rieber, New York [[signature]]
Colonel William Donovan, Buffalo, N.Y. [[signature]]
Mr. Roger Lapham, Sacramento, Calif [[signature]]
Mrs. Clara Adams, Maspeth, N.Y. [[signature]]
Mrs. Sherman Haight, New York [[signature]]
Mr. J.H. Norweb, New York [[signature]]
Mr. Louis Gimbel, Jr., New York [[signature]]
Mr. H.L. Stuart, Chicago, Ill [[signature]]
Mr. Ben Smith, New York [[signature]]
Mr. Russell Sabor, Minneapolis, Minn [[X for a signature]]
Mr. Mark W. Cresap, Chicago, Ill. [[signature]]
Mr. Julius Rapoport, Allentown, Pa [[signature]]
Mrs. C.V. Whitney, New York [[signature]]
Mr. C.V. Whitney, New York [[signature]]
Mr. Graham Grosvenor, New York [[signature]]
Mrs. Graham Grosvenor, New York [[signature]]
Mr. E.O. McDonnell, New York [[signature]]
Mr. James McVittie, Chicago, Ill [[signature]]
Mrs. Elizabeth Trippe, New York [[signature]]
Mr. John M. Franklin, New York [[signature]]

CREW LIST
Captain R.O.D. Sullivan [[signature]]
Captain
Captain Gilbert B. Blackmore [[signature]]
1st Office
Robert D. Fordyce [[signature]]
Junior Flight Officer
Benjamin S. Harrell {signature]]
Junior Flight Officer
J. Norman Gentry [[signature]]
Junior Flight Officer
John A. Fiske [[signature]]
Engineering Officer
Melvin C. Anderson [[signature]] Stephen Kitchell [/signature]]
Assistant Engineering Officer
Harold G. Lambert [[signature]]
Radio Officer
Harry L. Drake [[signature]]
Radio Officer
Bruno Candotti [[signature]]
Steward
John Salmini [[signature]]
Steward

[[envelope]]
FIRST TRANSAIRLANTIC
ROUNT TRIP PASSENGER FLIGHT
New York to Marseilles, June 28, 1939.
Marseilles to New York, July2, 1939.
Commairdore Russell Sabor,
% Pan American Airways,
[[strikethrough]] Marseilles, France [/strikethrough]] NEW YORK CITY
VIA AIR MAIL
[[postal stamped]] JUN 28 1030 AM New York, N.Y.
[/postal stamped]]

[[Postage Stamp]] UNITED STATES POSTAGE
TRANSATLANTIC
MORGAN ANNE

[[postage stamp]] EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE
2.25
RF[/postage stamp]]

[[postage stamp]] 10 POSTES RF [/Postage stamp]]
30 CENTS

As a Philatelist, I couldn't resist the opportunity to prepare this special first day cover for a flight in which I was personally participating.

[[images: two dinner menus from Clipper flight]]

FIRST PASSENGER FLIGHT TO EUROPE
WEDNESDAY JUNE 28 1939
ON BOARD
"Dixie Clipper"
DINNER
CELERY
[[remainder of menu cut off]]

Dinner in honour of he first East to West regular passenger flight of the Pan American Flying Boat "Dixie Clipper"
Consommé
Les Fruits de Mér de Peniche
?z Créole
Le foie Gras de Strasbourg a l'Aviz
Mousse de Jamben
Les Supremes de Voleille é la Portugaise
Nid de Pommes Souflees
Corbe??le de Fruits
Café
AVIZ HOTEL 27-1939

Here are menus for a Royal dinner in our honor at Lisbon, and for our first evening high over the Atlantic.



Transcription Notes:
Flight crew signatures irregularity: next to the name Melvin C. Anderson seems to be a signature of a Stephen Kitchell, but although there's no Steven kitchell listed among the names on this document, a website does reference him as a crew member: https://www.bing.com/search?q=dixie+clipper+stephen+kimbell&form=EDGNTT&qs=PF&cvid=e230d430b10b4fbbb1365d6c9eac6cbc&refig=a17012cdbeac40a3cfe5f9adf84a7711&cc=US&setlang=en-US&elv=AQj93OAhDTi*HzTv1paQdnjs1ZivA8rCQlyqC3x0H58P2OMPY2wWavx*pLHSgAcT%21S2kLxiYBYiIhem9jh1SHVlvS0ZT3EBDziP1XodgLYBA&plvar=0 Passenger Russell Sabor uses "X" for signature.

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