AERONAUTICS: 255 Miles Per Hour

During the week Lieutenant L. H. Sanderson, of the Marine Corps, flying the Navy-Wright Pulitzer racer, traveled at 238 miles an hour over Mitchel Field, L. I. Later Lieutenant H. J. Brow of the Navy went one better in the Navy-Curtiss racer, attaining the world's record speed of 244 miles an hour. Finally Lieutenant Alford J. Williams (Navy) went 255 miles per hour in another Navy-Curtiss.

The Curtiss ship is a tiny plane, streamlined to the last degree, with an engine which weighs less than 700 pounds, yet turns up 475 horsepower. The...

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