AERONAUTICS: Killed in Action

Flying was the business of Mazel M. ("Merry") Merrill, director of the Curtiss Flying Service, and Edwin M. Ronne, manager of the Buffalo Airport. On their engagement pad, last week, was the item: "Take Lindbergh's orange-colored Falcon from Buffalo to Curtiss Field, Long Island." It was, ostensibly, a simple and pleasant item in their business. But they were killed while performing it. A fog, a thickly-wooded hillside near Milford, Pa., a crash into the treetops, a completely demolished Falcon and two burned bodies told the story, crudely.

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