AERONAUTICS: Flights & Flyers: Oct. 27, 1930

Couriers. As dawn broke over the airport at Victoria, B. C. one day last week two swift Army pursuit planes roared into the air, flew eastward on an impressive mission. The leader, Lieut. Irvin A. Woodring, sole survivor of the Army's famed "Three Musketeers" flying team (TIME, May 5), carried a despatch case containing Japanese Emperor Hirohito's ratification of the London Naval Treaty. The document had been speeded across the Pacific by the steamer Hikawa Maru, 12 hr. ahead of schedule, had to sail out of New York aboard the Leviathan four...

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