Aeronautics: Flights & Flyers, Jul. 18, 1932

Worthy Failure, Oklahoma wiseacres, who for years have jeered the never-quite-successful flying exploits of Bennett Hill Griffin, last week had to admit that he is no mean flyer and is desperately in earnest. With James Joseph Mattern, another seasoned pilot from Texas, in a lightning-swift Lockheed he rocketed up from Floyd Bennett Field, N. Y., determined to shatter the round-world record of his friends Post & Gatty (8 days, 15 hr. 51 min.) by at least two days. For a time it looked as if Griffin & Mattern would succeed. Their plane,...

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