The Soviet Transpolar Flight of 1937

The Soviet Transpolar Flight of 1937 (HMYAQ)

Location: Vancouver, WA 98661 Clark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 37.451', W 122° 39.426'

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Magnificent Triumph of Soviet Aviation

[Monument front]:
Near this site at Pearson Airfield on June 20th, 1937, three Soviet aviators completed the first non-stop flight from the U.S.S.R. to the U.S.A.

Command Pilot Valeri Chkalov, Co-Pilot Georgi Baidukov, and Navigator Alexander Belyakov, completed the Moscow to Vancouver Flight in 63 hours 16 minutes, covering 5,288 nautical miles.

The plaques above and on the reverse side were cast in the Soviet Union and presented to Vancouver by the Soviet People to commemorate the event.

This memorial was dedicated on June 20, 1975

[Monument back, left plaque]:
[unreadable] советской Авиации
вчера, в 19 час 30 мин Московскому времени,самолет "Ант-25" совершил посадк на Аэродроме Баракс,близ портланда (Штат Вашингтоне). успешно завершен геройский беспосадочный перелет Москва-Северный полюс-Соединенные Штаты Америки.
("Правда", 21 июня 1937 г.).

Герои Советского Союза чкалов, Байдуков и Беляковвпервые в истории проложили воздушный путьиз Европы в Америку через полюс.
("Известия" 21 июнь 1937 г.).

[Monument back, right plaque]:
A translation of the above plaque

Magnificent Triumph of Soviet Aviation

Yesterday, at 19 hours, 30 minutes Moscow time, the aircraft "ANT-25" accomplished a landing at Pearson Army Airfield in Vancouver, Washington.
It was a successful completion of a heroic non-stop flight from Moscow across the North Pole to the United States of America.
("Pravda", 21 June, 1937)

Heroes of the Soviet Union, Chkalov, Baidukov, and Belyakov, were the first in history to pioneer an air route from Europe to America over the pole.
("Izvestia" 21, June, 1937)
Year Placed1975
Placed ByThe Soviet People
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 5:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 526730 N 5052350
Decimal Degrees45.62418333, -122.65710000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 37.451', W 122° 39.426'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 37' 27.06" N, 122° 39' 25.56" W
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Area Code(s)360
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1115 E 5th St, Vancouver WA 98661, US
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