Army & Navy - Over the Ice Cap

At Goose Bay, Labrador, one day last week Lieut. Colonel Bert Raymond John ("Fish") Hassell. C.O. of the Air Transport Command base there, stood on the mile-long runway, waved goodbye to another batch of bombers headed over Greenland's icecap for Europe. Said he: "There they go, doing what I didn't do."

In 1928 "Fish" Hassell, then a barnstormer, tried to show that it was easier to fly to Europe via the North Atlantic route than any other way. He borrowed money at his home-town bank in Rockford, Ill., took off in a Stinson...

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