Aeronautics: Sailing Storm Trooper

From a hillside near Konigsberg, East Prussia one morning last week a group of university students launched into the air a small sailplane named Loerzer of Grunau. In the cockpit sat a brown-shirted youth named Kurt Schmidt, 27, a philology student at Konigsberg and a Nazi Storm Trooper. It was a good day for a sail—fresh breezes were blowing—and Student Schmidt thought he might stay up until afternoon, so he carried a bottle of drinking water, a few slices of black bread. He sailed south along a ridge 40 mi. or so, swinging back...

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