Despite an international search, no trace of the men or their airplane was
found. About a week later, Lindbergh, flying solo, successfully crossed from
west to east, and was given an immense hero's welcome by the French, even as
they mourned Nungesser and Coli.
Sponsored by "Aviation Digest", Floyd Bennett, who had
recently recovered from injuries stemmed from training for his
trans-Atlantic attempt, flew back and forth from New York City to St.
Johns, Newfoundland, for nine days from June 2nd to June 11th, 1927,
with no success. Even during the trans-Atlantic flight to
Admiral Byrd's "America", the crew was searching for the
ill-fated pair, to no avail.
Numerous reports have surfaced over the years from the backwoods of
Maine and Newfoundland with hunters and hikers claiming to found remnants
of a white airplane from the time period. But few have been sustained