VEF - Aklavik, NWT (Page Four)

The Levanevsky Search

On August 12, 1937 a Soviet aircraft with a crew of six commanded by Sigismund Levanevsky, a pilot and adventurer known as "Russia's Lindbergh", went missing on a trans-polar flight from Moscow to Fairbanks, Alaska.

A search was launched that continued throughout the summer and into the fall and winter. Although it was unsuccessful it is still considered to be one of the greatest aerial searches of all time. It covered an area from Siberia, through Alaska, Yukon and into the western part of the Northwest Territories of Canada. Their disappearance remains a mystery.

PBY flying boatTwo aircraft
Lockheed Electra

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