In Manhattan last week Derek D. Dickinson, a tall, lean, pale U. S. citizen of 38, showed his discharge papers from the Leftist Spanish Air Force. He claimed that last fall he went up from Valencia in answer to a radio from Dictator's Son Bruno Mussolini asking that someone good be sent up to duel with him. The rendezvous was at 15,000 feet, eleven miles out to sea from Valencia, and according to Derek D. Dickinson each duelist was escorted by three planes which acted only as observers or seconds at the...

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