Aeronautics: Northwest Hero

Flying the mail one night nearly two years ago, Pilot Mai B. Freeburg of Northwest Airways spied a flaming trestle on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R. Remembering that he had just passed a crack passenger train thundering down from Minneapolis, Pilot Freeburg put about, flagged the express with his emergency landing flares before it could plunge into the Chippewa River. Because Robert Tyre ("Bobby") Jones Jr. was aboard the train, Pilot Freeburg had made national news.

Pilot Freeburg again made national news last week when he was awarded the Post...

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