Transport: 21 Hours

The past year has cast several shadows on the fame of Henry Tindall ("Dick") Merrill, whom no less an authority than War Ace Eddie Rickenbacker calls the "best transport pilot in the U. S." Last summer Dick Merrill flew Crooner Harry Richman to England, was forced down in Wales (TIME, Sept. 14). On the return trip he cracked up in Newfoundland, got embroiled in a tawdry, name-calling squabble with Richman, to whom he no longer speaks (TIME, Sept. 28). Back on his regular run for Eastern Air Lines, Dick Merrill next made news by...

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