Transport: Death in Ecuador

Death in Equador

An aviator before and during the World War, Fritz Wilhelm Hammer in the years that followed made for himself a place in German civil aviation equivalent to that occupied by the late Captain Ed Musick in the U. S. In South America he established and flew lines in Brazil and Ecuador. When Dornier needed a pilot for its mammoth DO-X, Fritz Hammer was recalled to take the great twelve-motor airplane on its long transatlantic trips. Last week from the rocky Cordilleras came the details of 49-year-old Captain Hammer's last flight.

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