Around the World in 175 Days, 1924: Department of State Contributions to the U.S. Army Flight Around the World: Part V: Amoy, China

Today’s post was written by David Langbart, archivist in Research Services at the National Archives at College Park, MD.

This is the fifth in a series of occasional blog posts.

Departing Shanghai on June 7, the Army Around the World Flight planes flew along the Chinese coast and arrived in Amoy (now Xiamen) later the same day, after making an intermediate refueling stop at Tchinkoen Bay.  The team remained in Amoy until June 8, when they took off heading for Hong Kong.  A.E. Carleton, the U.S. consul in Amoy, submitted the following despatch describing the visit.

Eleven days later, Carleton sent another despatch enclosing several photographs of the airplanes.

view of a seaplane and boats floating in water

Sources:  All the documents mentioned above come from file “811.2300” in the 1910-29 Central Decimal File, RG 59: General Records of the Department of State.  A listing of those documents will be found in the Purport List for that file, which is available online.  See NAID 87603160, beginning at frame 510.

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