Transport: Guba

The U. S. has been spanned by land-planes flown by men, women, and once by a pilot flying blind. It has been spanned by a glider towed by a plane. Last week it was spanned for the first time by a flying boat—a twin-motored Consolidated PBY-1 of the "type used by the Navy on its various mass junkets to Hawaii (TIME, Feb. 8).

Bought new for some $200,000 by .Richard Archbold, research associate of Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History, the 27,500-lb. plane was flown from San Diego to New York as a test hop...

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