Press: Harmon Trophy

Four years ago, after he broke the England-Australia record in a tiny Gypsy-Moth, Flight Lieutenant Charles William Anderson Scott declared wearily: "I wouldn't make the attempt again for a million pounds." But the long, tough course had not really beaten the onetime light-heavyweight boxing champion of the British Royal Air Force. Few months afterward he flew back to England in record time. Later he made a second trip, settled down to a job as commercial pilot in Australia, got his face permanently scarred when he dashed into a burning plane to save...

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