Aeronautics: Joy Ride

Thirteen hours after the Winnie Mae left Harbor Grace (see p. 32) another plane sped in its wake, a white Bellanca with red wings, the name Liberty and the crossed flags of Denmark and U. S. on its side. The Danish flag stood for youthful Pilot Holger Hoiriis's native land. Liberty is the name of the little town in New York's Catskills where German-born Otto Hillig, 55, owner of the plane, amassed modest wealth as a summer resort photographer. Now these two were going home in style: the big, taciturn, painfully bashful Dane, and...

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