Transport: Transpacific

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Eight years ago, as Charles A. Lindbergh peered at the lights of France through the periscope of his Spirit of St. Louis, he dreamed of a huge airliner which would some day span oceans on regular commercial schedule. Last week such an airliner, final fruition of Lindbergh's dream, soared up from San Francisco Bay, droned westward on the first flight of a regular commercial schedule across the Pacific Ocean.

The great flying ship was the China Clipper, largest type of plane yet built in the U. S. Glenn Luther Martin spent three...

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