Permalink: http://www.boeingimages.com/archive/Douglas-World-Cruisers-Flying-in-Formation-2F3XC5Q69CQ.htmlCopyright © Boeing. All Rights Reserved.View Photo/Video onlyConceptually similarDouglas World Cruiser Nears JapanDouglas World Cruiser "New Orleans"Douglas World Cruiser Near SeattleDouglas World Cruiser FrameworkAdmiring the Douglas World CruiserDouglas World Cruiser in TowDouglas World Cruiser Water LandingDouglas World Cruiser Flight Crews, circa 1924Douglas World Cruiser at Reykjavík, IcelandView AllView more with similar tones Douglas World Cruisers Flying in FormationBuy A Print or License This PhotoWhat Type of Order?Usage:The Douglas World Cruiser was one of the most famous of the early Douglas airplanes. Ordered by the U.S. Army Air Service in 1923, five Douglas World Cruisers were built for the sole purpose of attempting the first circumnavigation of the globe by air. On April 6, 1924 four Douglas World Cruisers took off from Sand Point on Lake Washington on the first leg of their long flight. On Sept. 28, they returned to Seattle. They had logged 27,553 miles in six months and six days, with an actual flying time of 371 hours. They had touched down in 28 countries and had crossed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The flight was the greatest feat in aviation up to that time and earned the Douglas Aircraft Co. its motto, "First Around the World." BI221921 (dwcformation2)Maximum size:5151px × 3821px (~56 MB)17.1in × 12.7in (300dpi)License type:Rights ManagedKeywords:1920s-air to air-airplanes-beaches and coastlines-biplanes-blue-bodies of water-day-Douglas World Cruiser (DWC)-flying-flying in formation-full body views-historic production status-historic significance-illustrations-left side views-military-monochromatic-nobody-other livery-outdoors-propeller planes-seaplanes-technology demonstrators-text-vintage / retro-whiteRelated Photo/Videos:View AllRelated Virtual folders:Notable 'Firsts'