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Message to President Gaston Doumergue of France on the Transatlantic Flight of the French Plane Yellow Bird.

June 14, 1929

UPON the occasion of the magnificent flight across the Atlantic by your compatriots I wish to extend to you and to the French people, as well as to the aviators themselves, my sincere congratulations and an expression of my admiration of their gallantry.

Note: Three French aviators and a stowaway flew in the monoplane Yellow Bird nonstop from Old Orchard, Maine, to a beach near Comillas, Spain, in 29 hours 52 minutes.

Herbert Hoover, Message to President Gaston Doumergue of France on the Transatlantic Flight of the French Plane Yellow Bird. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/208727

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