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Soviet Transpolar Landing Site

Near intersection of Cottonwood and Sanderson Sts, W of San Jacinto, San Jacinto, CA , USA
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Three miles west of this site, on July 14, 1937, three Soviet aviators completed a transpolar flight from Moscow in 62 hours, 17 minutes, establishing a new world's nonstop distance record of 6,305 miles. The huge single-engine aircraft, an Ant-25 Military Reconnaissance Monoplane, was shipped back to the Soviet Union and placed in a museum. Aircraft commander Mikhail Gromov, co-pilot Andrei Yumashev and navigator Sergei Danilin became generals in World War II.

Last updated: 2/15/2016 21:05:00
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