Aeronautics: Hyphen Dash

Up from Paris' Le Bourget Field, into the dawn one day last week flew a great Dewoitine monoplane built for Perfumer François Coty. Its long, tapered wings stretched out 95 ft. Its Hispano Suiza engine roared with 650 h. p. Its narrow fuselage bore the legend Trait d'Union ("Hyphen"). In the cabin were short, squint-eyed Joseph Marie Lebrix, onetime flying partner (now enemy) of Dieudonné Coste; famed Aerobat Marcel Doret, and Mechanic René Mesnin. They were bound nonstop for Tokyo, 6,032 mi. away, farther than any plane had flown in a straight...

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