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Charles Kingsford Smith

Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith (February 9, 1897 - November, 1935), often called Charles Kingsford Smith, or Charles Kingsford-Smith, or by his nickname "Smithy", was the best-known early Australian aviator, completing the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland, the first flight from Australia to New Zealand, and the first to complete the more difficult eastward Pacific crossing from Australia to the United States.

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