Chkalov
Valeriy Chkalov and crew were the first to fly non-stop from Moscow to the United States across the North Pole.
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Valeriy Chkalov and crew were the first to fly non-stop across the North Pole from Moscow to the United States.
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Exhibit at the Pearson Airfield museum devoted to Chkaov's flight.
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Exhibit at the Pearson Airfield museum devoted to Chkaov's flight.
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Chkalov's ANT-25 at Pearson airfield in 1937.
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Chkalov memorial located near the original landing sport.
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A very skinny and younger me at the Chkalov memorial
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The George Marshall house. General Marshall hosted the fliers after their arrival and before they left on their tour of the United States.
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A Tupolev-designed ANT-25, the type of aircraft that Chkalov and crew flew across the pole to the United States. This photo also is in the Miscellaneous section of the Tupolev collection.