Science: Amundsen Plans

Captain Roald Amundsen, South Pole discoverer, who was frustrated by airplane defects in his attempt to fly across the North Pole from Alaska last Summer (TIME, June 18, 25), will try again next year, starting his flight in June from Spitsbergen (Norwegian islands northeast of Greenland). With him will go Lieutenant Ralph E. Davison, U. S. Navy, selected by Secretary Denby at the Norse explorer's request, to command one of three seaplanes which will make the trip.

The planes are Dornier-Dolphin flying-boats with rounded hulls, built to take off and land on...

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