August 26, 1930 in the sky: Wolfgang von Gronau completes his air raid

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Aviation History – August 26, 1930. In this month of August 1930, the aviator Wolfgang von Gronau embarked on a raid by air: the latter of German nationality wanted to cross the Atlantic Ocean by taking the route of North. A journey between Europe and America which comes to an end on this Tuesday, August 26, 1930.

It was from the German island of Sylt, located in the North Sea, that the aviator began his journey, taking off on August 18, 1930. After 44 hours and 25 minutes of flight, he will join the United States. United. Coming from Halifax, he will land his Dornier Wal seaplane bearing the name “Amundsen”, with a 600 horsepower BMW engine, in New York Bay at 4 p.m. on August 26, 1930, having passed through the Faroe Islands, Iceland, South Greenland, Labrador, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

During this raid, Wolfgang von Gronau was assisted by a crew made up of the second pilot Edouard Zimmer, the mechanic Franz Hack and the radiotelegraphist Fritz Albrechtet, all three being students of the Transport Aviation School.

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