Aeronautics: Samishiro to Wenatchee

When the Pacific Ocean was finally crossed nonstop by an airplane last week, the feat caused barely more excitement than many of the attempts and untoward incidents preceding it. Manhattan evening papers considered it far less important than that day's World Series game. Even the "hardluck flyers," Socialite Hugh Herndon Jr. and oldtime Barnstormer Clyde Pangborn, flyers of two oceans, seemed to sense an anticlimax when they skidded their wheelless Bellanca monoplane into the airport at Wenatchee, Wash., 41 hr. after taking off from Samishiro Beach, 280 mi. north of Tokyo....

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