One of the most daring aviation adventures took place in the summer of 1920 when eight daredevil U.S. Army Air Service fliers made a historic flight With their De Havilland DH-4 from Mitchel Field, Long Island, to the barren coast on the Bering Sea and the famous Alaskan gold mining camp of Nome. The approximate round-trip distance was 9,000 miles, much of it over uncharted country.
The Squadron did stopovers at
Erie Grand Rapids Winona Fargo Portal Saskatoon Edmonton Jasper Prince George Hazelton Wrangell White Horse Dawson Fairbanks Ruby
For creating of this flight I used the 'DH-4 Alaska Expedtion' done by Dennis Simanaitis.
The eight DH-4 aligned at Mitchel Filed, just opposite to Roosevelt Field
and taking off there
Flying over Manhattan
and landing at Erie Airfield.
On the way to Fargo, ND
and some days later approaching Whitehorse, Yukon
over Alaskan forest while reaching Ruby, AK
and finally the Pacific west coast at Nome.
This flight has be done five years before the famous 1925 serum run to Nome. Although no airplane finally could be used to forward faster the antitoxin, it could be story for itself. Let's see.