Jaime González Crocier y Crocier

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     Jaime González Crocier y Crocier (1885-1920) was a pioneer Cuban aviator. On May 20, 1914 he flew from Cienfuegos to Morro Castle in Havana, one of the longest flights (178 miles) of the time. The phrase "vuelo sin escalas" means "non-stop flight." This flight is shown on the map on the stamp. The stamp was issued to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Crocier’s death in a plane crash at La Bien Agradecida, in Luyanó, July 4, 1920.

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