AERONAUTICS: Newfoundland to Wales

Twelve men* had spanned the North Atlantic in heavier-than-air machines: no woman had succeeded. Great interest, therefore, centered on the flight of Miss Amelia ("Lady Lindy") Earhart (TIME, June 11) when at length her trimotored Fokker Friendship left the water at Trepassey, Newfoundland, headed toward Britain. Would she disappear from sight, sharing the fate of Mrs. Frances Wilson Grayson, the Hon. Elsie Mackay, Princess Lowenstein-Wertheim ? Would she turn back as Viennese Lilli Dillenz had done? Would she be forced down as was Ruth Elder?

Doubts were resolved, wonder ceased when the wires flashed...

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