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Portrait of French aviator Maurice Bellonte . With French Dieudonné... News Photo1930-1939,Archival,Black And White,Close-Up,Finance,Flying,France,French Culture,Paris - France,Pilot,Portrait,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2011 AFPPortrait of French aviator Maurice Bellonte (1896-1984). With French Dieudonné Costes, he achieved the first non-stop transatlantic flight Paris to New York, which they reached on September 02, 1930 after having been in air 37 hours 18 minutes, covering about 4,100 miles. Portrait de l'aviateur français Maurice Bellonte (1896-1984). Associé à Dieudonné Costes il a réussi, le 02 septembre 1930, la première traversée de l'Atlantique Nord d'est en ouest et le premier vol Paris-New York à bord du Breguet XIX 'Point d'interrogation'. (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)