Aeronautics: Ducking

In a thousand newspaper offices the hearts of a thousand editors gave an extra-hard thump one day last week when the wire service tickers gave them the words: "Lindberghs . . . crash." In a moment it was clear that both Colonel & Mrs. Lindbergh were safe. They had been fished out of the filthy Yangtze River at Hankow by a lifeboat crew from the British aircraft carrier Hermes. Still, a crash was a crash and many a page-wide headline shrieked the news that afternoon. Next day it was being called a...

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