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BARON von KOENIG-WARTHAUSEN

1. DATA FILE


THE PILOT
Name : F.K. Baron von Koenig-Warthausen
Nationality : German
Licences: Private
Age at the time of the flight : 22 years

THE AIRCRAFT :
Made : Klemm
Type :L20B1, two seater in tandem
Name :Kamerad , renamed Huenefeld
Registration : D-1433
MEnginer :Daimler of 14,7 KW, (about 20 HP).
Length :. 7,30 m.
Wing span :.13,0 m.
Type : : Low wing, timber and fabric, tail wheel.
Empty weight : 450 kg.
Cruising speed : 105 km/h.

THE FLIGHT
Departure point : Berlin
Departure date : August 9, 1928
Arrival point : Hanover
Arrival date : November 21, 1929
Stops :.
First part : Moscow (Russia), Baku (Azerbaidjan), Teheran (Iran), Ispahan, Bushir, Shiraz, Bandar Abbas, Karachi (Pakistan), Nasirabad (India), Agra, Allahabad, Calcutta, Akyab (Burma), Rangoon, Bangkok (Thailand), Prachuap Kiri Khan, Songkhla, Singapore.

Second part : Shanghai (China), Kobe (Japan), Tokyo.

Third part : San Francisco (California), Los Angeles, San Diego, Tucson (Arizona), El Paso (Texas), Dallas, Saint Louis (Missouri), Chicago (Illinois), Detroit (Michigan), London (Ontario, Canada), Hamilton, Buffalo (New York), Albany, Long Island.

Fourth part : Bremen Haven (Germany), Hanover Berlin.

Equator : crossed the Equator south of Singapore (not part of the flight).

Break downs, incidents/accidents :
Many fuel shortages. One nose-over. One engine bolt loose and a broken engine valve.
Records :
Nil.
Firsts :
First solo flight around the world, even if the trip was not done entirely in flight.
Awards :
Was awarded the Hindenburg Cup (Hindenburg Pokal) in 1930.

BIBLIOGRAPHY   AND   SOURCES


Books
Baron von Koenig-Warthausen F.K. , Wings over the World , 1930, G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York.
Young Baron's flight in his Klemm.Photos and maps. Out of print.

Baron von Koenig-Warthausen F.K. , Mit 20PS und Leuchtpistole, 1932, Berlin.
Describes the flight between Berlin and Bushire. Photos and map. Out of print.

Angele Hans , Koenig Der Lüfte, 2000, Angele Verlag, Bahnhofstrasse 23 Reinstetten, D-88416
A complete description of the famous flight with copies of the pilot's log book. Photos and maps.
ISBN 3 9807403 0 7

Internet Sites:
http://home.t-online.de/home/hzoeller/kl_home.htm
This site contains a lot of information on the Klemm Aircraft.


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