Aeronautics: The Races (Cont'd)

"I left another five miles in her for Russ," said Pilot Jimmy Doolittle last year at the National Air Races just after making a world's landplane record of 294 m.p.h. "Her" referred to the plane, a fat little bumblebee known as Gee Bee 11. "Russ" was famed Pilot Russell Boardman.

But when the 1933 National Air Races were run off at Los Angeles last week "Russ" Boardman and his Gee Bee 11 were not there to make that extra 5 m.p.h. Instead, his plane was a pile of wreckage in Indianapolis and his dead body...

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