AVIATION: The Man Who Would Fly

William John Frye was a Texan who was born to fly. When three Army planes made a forced landing near his father's ranch in the Panhandle during World War I, 14-year-old Jack Frye knew where his future lay.

A few years later he packed off for Los Angeles, saved enough money jerking sodas to take flying lessons. He soloed in seven hours, became a partner in a flying school, coolly gambled with death by stunt flying for Hollywood movies. Soon Frye and two pals bought a single-engined Fokker, set up Standard Air Lines, one of the first in the nation,...

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