Around the World in 91 Hours

Around the World in 91 Hours (HM1P4Z)

Location: Centerville, IA 52544 Appanoose County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 44.047', W 92° 52.513'

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Howard Hughes Around the World Flight of 1938

— Albert I. Lodwick —

Albert I. Lodwick (pictured at the top of the mural) was born in Mystic, Iowa on March 4, 1904. On July 10, 1938, due in large part to Albert Lodwick's organizational skills as his flight operations manager, Howard Hughes set a record by completing a flight around the world in just 91 hours (3 days, 19 hours), beating the previous record by more than 4 hours. Hughes returned home ahead of photographs of his flight.
Taking off from New York City, Hughes continued to Paris, Moscow, Omsk, Yakutsk, Fairbanks, Minneapolis, then returning to New York City. For this flight he flew a Lockheed Super Electra 14 (a twin-engine transport with a four-man crew) fitted with the latest radio and navigational equipment. Hughes and Lodwick wanted the flight to be a triumph of American aviation technology, illustrating that safe, long-distance air travel was possible.
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HM NumberHM1P4Z
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Year Placed2014
Placed ByGrow Centerville/Organizing for Main Street
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Date Added Saturday, November 7th, 2015 at 9:03pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 510536 N 4509249
Decimal Degrees40.73411667, -92.87521667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.047', W 92° 52.513'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 2.82" N, 92° 52' 30.78" W
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Area Code(s)641
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-398 W State St, Centerville IA 52544, US
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