Port of Horta and the First North Atlantic Air Crossing

The First North Atlantic Air Crossing was made by the NC-4 four-engine hydroplane named “Liberty”, of the U.S. Navy, which was part of a squadron of three hydroplanes, the NC1 and the NC3, equipped with radio. The flight plan set by the pilot John Towers had the support of 21 buoy tenders (destroyers) from Cape…