Aeronautics: 423.7 m.p.h.

Because she lost so many pilots and planes in trials, Italy did not enter the 1931 Schneider trophy race which England won at 407 m.p.h. Since then the three surviving members of her team kept pegging away at that record. Two—Captain Berrini and Lieut. Neri—died trying to beat it. Last week the last member. Warrant Officer Francesco Agello, whipped a Macchi 72 seaplane over the measured course at Lake Garda on the eastern border of Lombardy. Timing cameras recorded his average speed unofficially at 423.7 m.p.h.

Meanwhile last week the Federation Aeronautique Internationale had cleared its books of 100 fussy classifications of...

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