HEROES: Captain Eddie

The Army merely announced that late in the afternoon of Oct. 21 Captain Eddie Rickenbacker's plane radioed from somewhere in the Southwest Pacific that there was only one hour's supply of gasoline left. Nothing was heard after that.

Tough, square-jawed Eddie Rickenbacker, ace of American flying aces in World War I, was on a special mission from Hawaii to a Pacific combat area for the Secretary of War. With him in the big four-motored bomber were seven others.

Army & Navy patrol planes soared over the blue waters, looking for the plane's wreckage...

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