Aeronautics: Flights & Flyers, Aug. 7, 1933

"Safe, Gemmie." On June 14 Pilot Jimmie Mattern, flying around the world, took off from Khabarovsk, Southeastern Siberia, for Nome (TIME, June 19). He never arrived. For 23 days no word was heard of him. Last week Mattern's backers in Chicago received an electrifying radiogram from Anadir, trading post on the bleak peninsula which forms the northeasternmost tip of Siberia. It read: "Safe . . . Gemmie." Further despatches indicated that Mattern had made a forced landing 50 mi. from there, damaging his plane Century of Progress; had subsisted for days on game...

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