Bremen – New York (20 August 1929)

Catapult Post

On 20 August 1929, the Bremen launched a catapult flight to New York.  Mail carried on the flight was stamped with a catapult flight cachet.  The last “9” in the flight cachet date is a modified “8”.

Catapult Flight Cachet

Mail carried on board also bears the “Mit Katapultflug” cachet required on all catapult airmail from mid-August 1929 through 1930.

Cachet required on all catapult mail

 This voyage of the Bremen was the first in which mail was delivered from Köln to Cherbourg via a supplementary flight, then loaded onto the Bremen.

Supplementary Flight Cachet