AERONAUTICS: Tokyo to Los Angeles

The Graf Zeppelin, stately in the Pacific sky, traveled last week from Tokyo to Los Angeles, 6,118 mi. in 75½ hrs. Celebration banquets and drinks at Tokyo gave Commander Hugo Eckener indigestion all the way over the sea. Because storms were ahead of them, most of the 60 passengers revised their wills. The dirigible rode out the storms comfortably. She tried to pass over Seattle. But winds made that excursion impracticable. To San Francisco she went directly, sidling through the Golden Gate on a cross wind near sunset; then to Los Angeles where...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!