Transport: Hero's Hero

No. 1 Australian hero is Air Commodore Sir Charley Edward Kingsford-Smith. Co-pilot and navigator on most of his flights is a thickset, baldish onetime mail pilot named Capt. P. G. ("Bill") Taylor. Because of Capt. Taylor's uncanny ability to find dotlike islands in midocean, Sir Charles's comment after most flights consists of: "Bill's course, as usual, perfect."

Last week, accompanied by a wireless operator, Sir Charles and "Bill" set out from Sydney in the famed old Southern Cross to fly the stormy Tasman Sea to Wellington, N. Z. Halfway across, the starboard propeller...

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