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Paris-New York Flight Commemorative Medal
Date: 1930
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall (Medal): 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm)
Place made: Europe, France
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse with accolated busts of two aviators facing left ; their names inscribed at left: ".M.BELLONTE."; at right: ".D.COSTES."; legend below: "PARIS-NEW-YORK/.1-2-SEPTEMBRE 1930." Reverse shows image of an airplane diagonally superimposed upon skylines of New York and Paris.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Object Number: 1947.341
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Marks: Inscription: reverse, at right of field: "ANIE MOUROUX" Inscription: edge, lower center: "BRONZE"

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Dieudonne Costes (1892-1973) and Maurice Bellonte (1896-1984) flew the first eastbound non-stop transatlantic flight from Paris to New York on September 1-2, 1930. Their flight covered 4,100 miles and took 37 hours,18 minutes. Among those greeting them when they landed was Charles A. Lindbergh, who had made his historic flight three years before.