Transport: Crazy Boy

Nearest thing on earth to a human bullet is not Ringling Brothers' famed Hugo Zacchini who is shot out of a cannon but a swart little Italian named Francesco Agello. Last year at Lake Garda in northern Italy Agello flew a Macchi-Fiat seaplane to a world speed record of 423.8 m.p.h.—more than seven miles per minute (TIME, April 17, 1933). For that the Royal Italian Air Force upped him from warrant officer to second lieutenant. Last week Lieut. Agello beat his own record by flying the same ship four times over a measured...

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