AERONAUTICS: Flights & Flyers: Dec. 23, 1929

Rescue Machinery. Hampered for weeks by fog over open water in the Bering Strait, the rescue machinery assembled to deliver Carl Ben Eielson and Earl Borland, lost since Nov. 9 (TIME, Dec. 9), began to rustle last week with activity in Nome, Alaska.

Eielson is vice president and general manager of Alaskan Airways. Inc., subsidiary of the powerful and influential Aviation Corp. He was on the second flight of rescue to an ice-beleaguered fur trading ship when he dropped from sight somewhere near Cape North, Siberia. He and Borland had food for a month. Last week...

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