AERONAUTICS: Sacrifice

To Washington last week in the new Fokker "flying wing" observation plane (TIME, Sept. 29) flew Pilot-Lieut. Harrison G. Crocker and Fokker Engineer Stephen A. Forberger, co-designer of the craft. Over the city's outskirts one of the Fokker's gasoline tanks ran dry, cutting both motors. Aware that Pilot Crocker, who had never flown the plane before, would not know what valve to turn. Engineer Forberger hastily clambered up through the cowling of his front cockpit and started back over the wing to direct him. Meanwhile the pilot who had no time to lower the...

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