1931 Bellanca Skyrocket J-300 Long-Distance Special Miss Veedol was First Plane to cross the Pacific Non-stop

The Miss Veedol was the first airplane to fly non-stop across the Pacific Ocean.

On October 5, 1931, Clyde Pangborn with co-pilot Hugh Herndon crash-landed their plane, the Miss Veedol, in the hills of East Wenatchee, Washington, in the central part of the state. and they became the first men to fly non-stop across the northern Pacific Ocean. The 41 hour flight from Sabishiro BeachMisawaAomori Prefecture, Japan won them the 1931 Harmon Trophy, symbolizing the greatest achievement in flight for that year.


This monument in Misawa commemorates the flight of Miss Veedol.


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