AERONAUTICS: Across the Pacific

To the U. S. belongs the honor of the first Pacific crossing by air. Bad weather had long delayed the three world cruisers at Attu in the Aleutian Islands. When they finally left the last point on American territory for Paramushir in the Kurile Islands of Japan, they were forced off their course, landed at Komandorski Island under stress of a severe snow storm, reaching this desolate spot after five and a half hours in the air. Three and a half hours more next day brought them to Paramushir. "Flight over fog...

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