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Meher Baba and his entourage of male &
female close followers ( mandali ) started their Western tour when they flew out of Bombay Airport on Friday 18th April 1952 flying with TWA.
Their destination was New York, USA, arriving on the 20th April at Idlewild Airport.
They then left by train to Florence, South Carolina at midnight, the same day. They arrived at Florence, SC., the next day at 11am ( 21st ), they were then driven to the Meher Spiritual Center at Myrtle Beach, SC, arriving at 3pm.
After a months stay on the Center, Baba and his ones drove off in 2 cars for the West Coast. A few days later on the 24th May, at Prague, Oklahoma, Baba's car was involved in an serious accident with another motor vehicle.
Meher Baba suffered fractures and other serious injuries along with some of his car's occupants.
Following his treatment at the local hospital, he was transported along with the group back to Myrtle Beach to recover and seek expert treatment from nearby medical institutions. During this period he and the female mandali stay at Elizabeth Paterson's home - Youpon Dunes, staying for 5 weeks.
Baba and his entourage of 15 travelled by train back from Florence, SC., to New York City, staying in Scarsdale, NY till the near end of July.
Baba and his women mandali and a couple of others flew from New York's Idlewild Airport on the 30th July via Gander, Canada to London, England, arriving the 31st.
They strayed a week, before flying to Zurich, Switzerland on the 6th August. Their destination was to Locarno, where Walter & Hedi Mertens lived. Here Baba was to continue his recuperation and his medical treatment. The women mandali explored the majestic country surroundings nearby with Baba occasionally as well, until the 21st August.
Meher Baba and his mandali left Geneva, Switzerland on the 21st. Their plane flew to Paris & Marseilles, France before flying to Beirut, Lebanon & Karachi, Pakistan and onto Bombay, India on the 23rd August. Baba reached Meherazad early in the morning of the following
1952 WESTBOUND ROUTE DAILY TRAVELS LIST
FLIGHT CARRIER : T W A - Flight 905
18th April : Depart Bombay's ( Santa Cruz Airport ) - Friday 11pm
19th April : Arrive Dhahran airfield, Saudi Arabia at 4am, depart 4:45am
Arrive Cairo ( King Farouk the First Airport ), Egypt at 8am, depart 9am
Arrive Rome ( Ciampino Airport ), Italy at 2:30pm, depart 3:30pm
Arrive Paris ( Orly Airport ), France at 6:45pm, depart 8pm
Arrive Shannon Airport, Ireland airport at 9:30pm, depart ~10:30pm
20th April : Arrive Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada at 4:30am, depart ~5:30pm
Arrive New York's ( Idlewild Airport ) at 10:30am, depart midnight train ( 12am ).
21st April : Arrive Florence Railway Station, Sth.Carolina at 11am, depart 1:30am
Distance : 626 miles or 1007 km
21st April : Depart Florence, SC. Arrive Myrtle Beach, Sth. Carolina - Meher Spiritual Center at 3pm.
Distance : 68 miles or 109 km
1952 EASTBOUND ROUTE BACK TO INDIA
1952 RETURN FLIGHT ROUTE ACROSS THE MIDDLE-EAST
22nd August : Arrive Karachi Airport, Pakistan at 9pm. They stayed the night at the
23rd August : Depart 12:30pm ( afternoon ) by Scindia Air Services No.3
Arrive Bhuj, India at 2:30pm, depart 3pm
Arrive Jamnagar, India at 3:40pm, depart 4pm
Arrive Bombay Airport at 6:10pm. Driven straight to Meherazad,
: Arrive Meherazad 1:30 am.
SCINDIA AIR SERVICES ( later Indian Air Services )
BOMBAY - SANTA CRUZ AIRPORT, INDIA
Arrive Bombay Airport at 6:10pm. Driven straight to Meherazad, India.
To read about this visit to the West in 1952 by Meher Baba visit the following web-page -
This visit consists of 7 web-pages.
* USA visit - * New York visit - * Myrtle Beach visit - * Prague, Oklahoma visit
In Mid July 1956 Meher Baba and four of his men mandali ( close ones ) departed on a months circumnavigation of the globe. They departed Bombay ( Mumbai ) by plane landing briefly at Damascus and Beirut Airport then onto Zurich and London. They then flew to New York NY, Richmond V.,Wilmington NC, Myrtle Beach SC, Washington DC., Dallas/Ft. Worth TX, Los Angeles-Meher Mount-Ojai-San Francisco CA., then to Honolulu, (Hawaii Is ), Kanton Is, Suva,( Fiji ), Sydney, Melbourne & Darwin, Australia, then onto Singapore and back to Bombay in mid August.
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