Aeronautics: Akron Okayed

For two days and nights last week the newly built Akron went through her ninth, last and most rigorous testflight for Navy inspectors. From her dock at Akron she flew to Cincinnati, thence along the Ohio River to Louisville. By night she flew west across Indiana and Illinois and made a surprise visit over St. Louis just before midnight. Early next morning she crossed Chicago, spent the forenoon idling along the shore of Lake Michigan. Thence to Milwaukee, and back to Chicago in the afternoon to thrill the crowds at the Yale-Chicago...

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