AERONAUTICS: New York To Berlin

One was a wiry, serious-looking man of 32—Charles Duncan Chamberlin—a product of one of Iowa's many Main Streets, in the town of Denison. Early in life he developed a passion for tinkering with automobile engines. He studied electrical engineering at Iowa State University. He worked in a jewelry store. He married a pretty girl named Wilda Bogert. He went into aviation through the path traveled by so many young pilots—training in the Army during Wartime, barnstorming, stunt flying. Then he got a backer and a superbly designed Wright-Bellanca monoplane. He shattered...

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