First Air Mail
to U.S.A.

9 October 1919


Photographs of
Plaque

Parrsboro
Cumberland County
Nova Scotia

Located near the Town Hall




Parrsboro plaque: first air mail to U.S.A.


Parrsboro plaque: first air mail to U.S.A.


Parrsboro plaque: first air mail to U.S.A.


The above photographs were taken on 4 June 2003.





St. John's to New York flight by Air Commodore H.G. Brackley and Admiral Mark Kerr
in the "Atlantic", forced down at Parrsboro on 7 July 1919
Parrsboro: Handley-Page airplane being repaired, 1919
Handley-Page airplane being repaired at Parrsboro, 1919
Length of fuselage: 64 feet [19.5 metres]
Wingspan: 126 feet [38.4 metres]





Links to Relevant Websites

The Handley–Page Flyer, Atlantic
Five photographs at Parrsboro
(click on the small images to see larger photos)
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~canbrnep/kerrpics6.htm


Fabric and Postcard from the Parrsboro Nova Scotia Handley Page
The postcard is dated 13 October 1919:
"This is the picture of the airplane when she fell."
    http://www.kaiserbunker.com/rfc/


Handley Page V/1500 airplane
    http://www.handleypage.com/Aircraft_hp15.html


(1)   Alcock and Brown Take the Atlantic ...the ultimate prize was the still
unclaimed Daily Mail prize of £10,000 ($50,000) for the first nonstop crossing
of the Atlantic. One team had a clear head start: the Handley Page team
headed by Admiral Mark Kerr. The Handley Page V/1500 "Berlin Bomber"
was the largest aircraft built by the Allies during World War One, and was
equipped with four powerful Rolls-Royce engines...
    http://www.esparacing.com/Aviation%20history/
        daredevils/Atlantic%202.htm


(2)   Alcock and Brown Take the Atlantic
    http://www.pilotfriend.com/century-of-flight/Aviation%20history/
        daredevils/Atlantic%202.htm


Parrsboro Introduction
...Through a series of fateful events beginning with the emergency landing of
the Handley-Page airplane Atlantic in 1919, Parrsboro became a sister
community to Greenport, New York. In October of that year, the repaired
Atlantic carried the first international air mail from Canada to the United States
on a flight from Parrsboro to Greenport...
    http://www.town.parrsboro.ns.ca/parrsboro%20introduction.htm


Air Commodore H.G. Brackley
    http://www.rafweb.org/Biographies/Brackley.htm




Parrsboro: first air mail to U.S.A.
Source: http://www.siegelauctions.com/2003/871/2102.jpg
Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries Inc., New York





Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    /remem/plaques.html



Diligent River: historic monument Diligent River historic monument Diligent River
    /cumberco/diligentriv.html


Port Greville war memorial Port Greville war memorial Port Greville
    /cumberco/greville.html


Westchester Station war memorial Westchester Station war memorial Westchester Station
    /cumberco/westchester.html


Oxford war memorial Oxford war memorial Oxford
    /cumberco/oxfordwarmem.html


Springhill war memorial Springhill war memorial Springhill
    /cumberco/sprhillwarm.html


Maccan war memorial Maccan war memorial Maccan
    /cumberco/maccanmem.html


Joggins war memorial Joggins war memorial Joggins
    /cumberco/joggwarmem.html


A.P. Seaman plaque and tombstone A.P. Seaman plaque and tombstone Minudie
    /cumberco/seamanmon.html


Amos Seaman's two churches Amos Seaman's two churches Minudie
    /cumberco/minudie2c.html


Yorkshire Settlers plaque Yorkshire Settlers plaque River Philip
    /cumberco/yorkshirem.html


Anna Swan monument Anna Swan monument Central New Annan
    /colchco/swanamon.html



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First uploaded to the Internet:   2003 November 03
Added Handley-Page photograph:   2004 April 14
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