Aeronautics: Flights & Flyers, Feb. 29, 1932

A, W. O. L. Fairly creaking under a heavy load of fuel, a four-year-old Fairchild monoplane named Miss U. S. S. Louisville lurched clumsily down the concrete runway of New York's Floyd Bennett Field, wobbled from side to side, finally skidded into the soft grass and wrecked its landing gear. Out of the cabin crawled two rueful young men with 80¢ in their pockets and a strange story to tell. They had just attempted a take-off "to Portugal." Both men—Frank Gushing and Andrew Soos Jr.—were sailors absent without leave from the U. S. S....

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