AERONAUTICS: Daddy

Many an airman believes that Wing-Commander Charles Kingsford-Smith (California-to-Australia) is the world's No. 1 long-distance flyer; that he has never received full fame for his exploits. "To give Smith his rightful place in history," Liberty magazine last week published a collection of testimonials, solicited from 26 outstanding airmen by Aviation Writer Richard Carroll. Under the heading "They Call Him Daddy." appeared the pictures and comments of Atcherly, Byrd, Chamberlin, Cobham, Doolittle, Hawks, Rickenbacker, von Gronau, many another crack flyer—all lifting peans of superlative praise for Kingsford-Smith. Some, like "Al" Williams, called him...

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