Photograph of Tommy Pethybridge removing the broken propeller from the Southern Cross aircraft after Jubilee Air Mail flight, 1935

Charles Kingsford Smith, along with co-pilot P G Taylor and radio operator John Stannage, attempted to fly from Australia to New Zealand in the 'Southern Cross' to gain the contract for a trans-Tasman airmail service. The flight, on 15 May 1935, …
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