Science: Polar Pilgrims: May 3, 1926

Wilkins. The silence that shut down upon the ether of northern Alaska after a last "All's well" from the monoplane Alaskan as she winged away from Fairbanks on her third flight from there to Point Barrow, continued all last week, stretching into nine days. Major Lanphier, second-in-command of the Detroit Arctic Expedition, rushed repairs on the big trimotored biplane Detroiter. He took the air in search of the missing plane but was soon forced back by motor trouble. His last orders from Captain Wilkins had been to...

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