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Lowell Thomas

  • Commissioned by President Woodrow Wilson as one of the first war correspondents of World War I and covered the exploits of Lawrence of Arabia.
  • Began his broadcast career in 1925 at KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he narrated the first aerial circumnavigation of the earth.
  • Described the final battle between the Germans and Russians from a P-51 Mustang in 1945.
  • Participated in the first flight across the Antarctic from Africa to Australia, Cape Town to McCurdo Sound, and on to New Zealand.
  • Wrote a book with his son in 1969 entitled Famous First Flights that Changed History.
  • Was a member of a crew that flew a 36,000 mile journey which included an inaugural passenger flight from the United States to Siberia.

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