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Oshkosh aviator’s fateful flight attempt to be highlighted in December 12 EAA Museum Webinar

Clyde Lee attempted to be the first pilot to fly from the United States to Oslo, Norway


EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (December 4, 2023) — In August 1932, Oshkosh resident Clyde Lee departed the U.S. in his airplane, aiming to be the first pilot to fly from America to Oslo, Norway. That fateful journey will be highlighted during a special EAA Aviation Museum online webinar on Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m.

Lee took to the skies with the goal of winning a $10,000 cash prize for the feat. He initially had painted the airplane with the iconic Oshkosh B’Gosh logo, but later changed the marking when the sponsorship did not materialize. While Lee was lost during the trans-Atlantic attempt, fellow Oshkosh native Earl Iverson served as Lee’s flight manager and preserved numerous photographs that are now part of the EAA Museum’s collection. Those images will be shown during the webinar, hosted by Museum Manager Chris Henry, and Museum Collections Curator Amelia Anderson.

The December 12 presentation on EAA's webinar site is free of charge, but registration is required and space is limited.

This webinar is part of EAA’s monthly museum webinar series that showcases unique aviation personalities and EAA’s aircraft collection. It is part of EAA’s webinar resources that also include aviation safety, maintenance, and history. The complete schedule of upcoming webinars, all sponsored by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, is available at EAA.org/Webinars.

About EAA Aviation Museum
The EAA Aviation Museum is located just off Interstate 41 at the Highway 44 exit in Oshkosh. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EAA members receive free museum admission year-round. For more information, call the EAA Aviation Museum at (920) 426-4818 or visit www.EAA.org/museum.

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