Aeronautics: Year's Deadliest

An hour and 25 minutes behind schedule. Pilot Noel B. Evans, Wartime flyer, of Yarney Speed Lines was bumping his way through a rain squall southeast of San Francisco one night last week. Behind him, in the Lockheed's darkened cabin, sat two nervous passengers taken aboard that afternoon in Los Angeles: a Mr. Herman Brown and a Mrs. Lavelle Lodwick of Hollywood. Driving rain beaded the cabin windows opaquely as the pilot nosed down over suburbs south of Oakland. He was presumably looking for an emergency landing field on which to bring...

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