Robert Harder

The first to fly across the Atlantic non-stop wasn’t Charles Lindbergh, but two long-forgotten British airmen. This is their story. On June 14th and 15th, 1919, Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown flew their flimsy wood and fabric modified Vickers Vimy bomber from St. Johns, Newfoundland to Cliveden, Ireland—eight years before Lindbergh’s epic New York to