Armed Forces: Cider Joe at Sea

The twin-engine DC-3 lifted from the runway just after 5 p.m. and headed out over the Pacific for Hawaii. Barely an hour out, the World War II-vintage ship developed what sounded like engine trouble, and returned to San Francisco's International Airport for a thorough checkup. No problem was found, and at 11:30 p.m. it set out again. At 3:40 a.m., 525 miles out, there was trouble once more. The pilot radioed a passing airliner that loss of oil was forcing him to feather an engine and return to San Francisco. The morning...

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