AERONAUTICS: Flights, Flyers: Jul. 23, 1928

U. S. weather prophets advised against the start. Lieut. Henry B. Clark, in charge of Roosevelt Field (L. I.) declared it would be a miracle if the plane succeeded in leaving the ground. But the young ace thought of his Mexican bride, climbed into the cockpit of his Ryan monoplane, set out on the return flight to Mexico City. Early the next morning a berry picker stumbled across his body, the remnants of his plane, mired in a New Jersey bog. Declining a warship, Mexico requested that a funeral train speed to the border, then pass slowly through the countryside with...

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