Transport: Broken Boeings

Down a runway at Wright Field, Dayton, one day last week roared the huge Boeing 299, largest landplane ever built in the U. S., on a routine test flight for a possible Army contract (TIME, July 15). Because the 70-ft., metalclad monster with its four machine-gun turrets, 6-ton bomb capacity and speed of 256 m.p.h. was regarded as the greatest battle plane ever designed, two young officers, Lieutenants Leonard F. Harman and Robert K. Giovannoli, looked up with interest as it fled past them down the field. Suddenly, when the four-motored plane was...

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