• Short Summary

    Soviet and American officials on Friday (20 June) dedicated a monument to three Russian airmen who made the first trans-Polar flight landing at Vancouver, Washington on 20 June, 1937.

  • Description

    Soviet and American officials on Friday (20 June) dedicated a monument to three Russian airmen who made the first trans-Polar flight landing at Vancouver, Washington on 20 June, 1937.

    Two of the fliers and the son of the third, along with Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin and American officials, dedicated what is believed to be the first monument to Soviet airmen in the United States.

    Georgy Baidukov (68), Alexander Beliakov (78) and Valery Chkalov, who is now dead, landed at the military airport in Vancouver more than 63 hours after they left Moscow in as single-engined 'plane to fly over the North Pole 38 years ago.

    They landed with only 10 gallons of fuel left in their tanks.

    Baidukov, Beliakov and Chkalov's son Igor repeated the flight to attend the dedication ceremony -- in the comfort of a Soviet airliner.

    (This film is serviced with a commentary by TVN reporter Bruce Northcott. A transcript is provided overleaf.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAZZCSJR9H1WIXJX72PNK1H29K
    Media URN:
    VLVAZZCSJR9H1WIXJX72PNK1H29K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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