Transport: Medal Men

Into the President's White House office one day last week filed seven airmail pilots. All were ordinary in appearance, extraordinary in achievement. They were:

Short, baldish, TWA Pilot Edward A. Bellande, who landed seven passengers with only one minor injury, saved most of his mail when his plane caught fire between San Francisco and Los Angeles in 1933.

Gaunt, gangling, Central Airlines Pilot James Henry Carmichael Jr., who made a one-wheel landing at night without injury to his passengers or mail after flying 85 miles back to Washington when one of his plane's...

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