While Charles Augustus Lindbergh put final commas in his book, We, mechanics put final nut-twists and spurts of oil on The Spirit of St. Louis. Government mechanics at the same time got ready a U. S. Department of Commerce monoplane and all was prepared for Colonel Lindbergh to leave New York for his eight-week tour of the U. S., escorted by Donald E. Keyhoe of the information section of the U. S. Aeronautics Bureau. Their itinerary was announced:

Between July 20—31: Hartford, Providence, Boston, Portland, Me. ;...

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