AERONAUTICS: Harmon Trophy

To Dieudonne ("Doudou") Costes of France went last week the Harmon Trophy, awarded (in Paris) by the International League of Aviators. The league was founded in 1926 by Clifford Harmon, to recognize and reward the persons who do each year's outstanding air work. Costes' 1929 work: non-stop flight from Paris to Tsitsihar, Manchuria, 4.910 mi. (farthest); Hanoi, Indo-China, to Paris, 4 days, 18 hrs. (fastest); closed circuit, 4.987 mi., around Marseilles (longest); with one ton cargo 2,048 mi. (farthest) for 18 hrs. i min. 20 sec. (longest). The 1927 award went to...

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