AERONAUTICS: On Bald Eagle Ridge

Lieutenants Luther S. Smith, John J. Williams and Cyrus Bettis of the Army sat comfortably in their Curtiss pursuit planes and watched the state of Pennsylvania slide by underneath. They were bound from Philadelphia to Selfridge Field (Mount Clemens,

Mich.). The understanding was that no stops would be made en route. At Selfridge Field they were to compare notes, then tune up their machines for the National Air Races next week in Philadelphia.

Fog fringed the mountain ridges. Lieutenants Smith and Williams, suddenly lost to each other, swung off on separate courses. Late in...

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