French Flying Aces 'Beat Charles Lindbergh's Record'
Charles Nungesser, known as French First World War aviation's "ace of aces" and François Coli, his navigator, were hailed as heroes when they took off from Paris on May 8, 1927, in the hope of reaching New York. The prize for the first non-stop transatlantic flight was a place in the history books and a $25,000 (£15,600) cheque.
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