AERONAUTICS: Hawks & Grubb

The Men: Capt. Frank M. Hawks, a burly pilot who used to carry oil payrolls in Mexico and airmail in the U. S.; and Oscar E. Grubb, bespectacled mechanic.

The Feat: A non-stop flight from Mines

Field, Los Angeles, Cal., to Roosevelt Field, Long Island, N. Y., in 18 hr., 21 min., 59 sec., beating by 37 minutes the previous record held by Pilot Arthur Goebel. "I would have made it three hours sooner with decent weather," said Pilot Hawks. Beneath his heavy fur coat, Pilot Hawks revealed a neatly pressed business suit, well...

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