Biographical entry Ulm, Charles Thomas Philippe (1898 - 1934)
- 18 October 1898
Middle Park, Victoria, Australia
- 3 December 1934
Charles Thomas P. Ulm circumnavigated Australia in 1927 with Charles Kingsford Smith (qv) in 10 days and 5 hours, more than halving the record. In 1928 they made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States of America to Australia, for which they were both awarded the Air Force Cross. Later that year they made the first trans-Tasman flight, from Sydney to Christchurch, New Zealand and in December they formed Australian National Airways Ltd, which went into liquidation in February 1933.
In 1934 he was lost at sea between California and Hawaii.
- McCarthy, John, 'Ulm, Charles Thomas Philippe (1898-1934), aviator', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 302-303. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120337b.htm. Details
- 'Ulm, C T P (1897-1934)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-576337. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_u.html. Details
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