Aeronautics: Hyphen, Question Mark, Period

After their big monoplane Trait d'Union ("Hyphen") crashed in the forests of Si- beria two months ago (TIME, July 27), Pilots Joseph Marie Lebrix and Marcel Doret, with Mechanic Rene Mesmin, dragged themselves back to Paris. Their escape from death had been almost a miracle. Nevertheless they prevailed upon their backer, Perfumer Francois Coty, to give them another plane just like the wrecked one for a second try at a Paris-Tokyo nonstop flight. Such a flight, 6,032-mi., would retrieve for France the distance record which Boardman & Polando had just wrested away by...

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