Lieutenants Smith and Nelson, U. S. ''air Magellans," rested in Ivigtut, Greenland, installed new motors in their planes, took test spins, then sat watching the weather. A hurricanic storm had been reported sweeping toward the Labrador coast whither they were bent.

After the storm had broken and the skies had cleared, Lieut. Smith wirelessed Admiral Magruder, commanding the naval patrol fleet, that he and Nelson would hop off for Ice Tickle, two miles east of Indian Harbor. The four ships strung out between Ivigtut and the Labrador coast was notified.

Early Sunday morning,...

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