ARMY & NAVY: Routine Record

In January 1934, Navy flyers made the longest non-stop formation flight in aviation history. Patrol Squadron VP-10, consisting of six big Wright Cyclone-powered Consolidated Navy patrol flying boats and 30 officers and men, flew 2,399 mi. over the Pacific Ocean from San Fran cisco to Honolulu's Pearl Harbor in 24 hr.

45 min. (TIME, Jan. 22, 1934). The Navy's high command modestly waved aside the acclaim that followed this remarkable flight, said it was merely a rou tine transfer of men and equipment. Last week the Navy effected another "routine transfer of...

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