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San Jacinto in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Transpolar Record Flight Site

 
 
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By Chris Bell, February 12, 2011
1. Transpolar Record Flight Site Marker
Inscription. Near this site on July 14, 1937, three Russian aviators completed a transpolar flight from Moscow in 62 hrs, 17 min establishing a new world's nonstop distance record of 6,305 miles. The huge single-engine aircraft, an ANT-25 military reconnaissance monoplane, was shipped back to Russia and placed in a museum. Aircraft commander Mikhail Gromov, co-pilot Andre Ymashev, and navigator Sergei Danilin became generals in World War II.
 
Erected by San Jacinto Valley Transpolar Flight Committee, City of San Jacinto, Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus, and Museum Associations of San Jacinto and Hemet. (Marker Number 43.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 33° 47.232′ N, 117° 0.676′ W. Marker is in San Jacinto, California, in Riverside County. Marker is at the intersection of Cottonwood Avenue and South Sanderson Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Cottonwood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Jacinto CA 92582, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hemet Maze Stone (approx. 2.6 miles away); Soviet Transpolar Landing Site
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By Chris Bell, February 12, 2011
2. Transpolar Record Flight Site Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); Pochea Indian Village Site (approx. 5.9 miles away); "Ramona" (approx. 5.9 miles away); Banning Woman's Club Clubhouse (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Transpolar Record Flight Site. Three flights originated near Moscow, U.S.S.R. and two landed on the North American West Coast. The first landed at Vancouver, Washington and the second, which landed near San Jacinto, was originally intended to go to San Francisco or its alternate destination, San Diego. Both cities were fogged in and the pilots landed the plane on the first ground they could see. The third flight disappeared over the North Pole. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Soviet Transpolar Flights of 1937
 
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Transpolar Record Flight Site image. Click for full size.
By Chris Bell, February 12, 2011
3. Transpolar Record Flight Site
URSS ANT-25 N025 in flight image. Click for full size.
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4. URSS ANT-25 N025 in flight
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   4. submitted on December 20, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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