AERONAUTICS: Flights & Flyers: Mar. 17, 1930

For Speed's Sake. It takes a very special sort of nerve to fly 300 m.p.h. Because he possesses such nerve, and because it was anxious to fly faster than the rest of the world, the U.S. Navy permitted big, hard-boiled Lieut. Alford Joseph Williams Jr., to stay on special duty from 1923, when he won the Pulitzer race and set a U.S. speed record, until last week. After hundreds of hours of experimental flying—inverted, spinning, high speed—for which he holds the Distinguished Flying Cross. Lieut. Williams last year obtained the backing of...

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