The reporters at Valbuena Field, Mexico City, knew that a colossal story was coming their way—in fact, well nigh into their laps. They could see it clearly in the air, for there was the Travel-Air cabin monoplane City of Wichita, in which could only be Col. Charles Augustus Lindbergh and his fiancee, Anne Spencer Morrow. It was apparent, from the gestures of the figure at the cabin window and from the naked axle on the right-hand side of the landing gear, that the Colonel had lost a wheel. It was a story with a...

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