Lithuanian-Americans, and their case of Atlantic Fever

AngelBetween the wars, Americans were fascinated by aviators’ efforts to cross the Atlantic. The Lithuanian community in the United States was no exception.

In the early ’30s, Lithuanians raised money to support two pilots in their effort to cross the Atlantic. When that flight ended in disaster, the Lithuanians raised more money for another shot.

Two pilots died in the first flight. But the second was more successful.