AERONAUTICS: Around-the-World

Counterclockwise to the sun. a U. S. monoplane was winging its way over strange soil and seas. Brown natives on lonely wastes and swarthy fishermen on desolate coasts looked upward from their fires and nets to see the huge hummingbird dart eastward overhead. Edward F. Schlee, Detroit oil man, and William S. Brock, onetime air mail pilot, drove the Pride of Detroit toward the glory of circling the world in record time. The previous record made by airplane, train and boat: 28 days, 14 hours, 36 minutes.

First two days. From Harbor Grace,...

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