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First Argentine flight over Antarctica

On February 7, 1942, Eduardo Lanusse piloting a fragile biplane flies over Deception Island in the Argentine Antarctic sector. That was the first flight of an Argentine plane on the White Continent.

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On February 7, 1942, Lieutenant of ship Eduardo Lanusse, piloting a Boeing Stearman 76D-1 plane, a fragile biplane, which had been replaced by floats, was landed from the navy transport ship “1st de Mayo” to the sea. After decolating, it flies over Deception Island, in the Argentine Antarctic sector. That was the first flight of an Argentine plane on the White Continent. The main aeronautical corporal Erik Bolmquist was the mechanic aboard that navy aircraft accompanying Lieutenant Lanusse on that historic flight.

Publication Date: 07/02/2021

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