A battered pontoon, found floating last week off the Fugloe Islands, north of Norway, was taken to be conclusive evidence that Capt. Roald Amundsen, Capt. Rene Gilbaud and their four companions were dead. The condition of the pontoon indicated that it had been torn from Capt. Amundsen's seaplane by a sea crash.

Capt. Amundsen set out on June 18 to rescue Gen. Umberto Nobile, Italian Polar Pilgrim, whom he thoroughly detested. Gen. Nobile, saved by others, was reported last week at Milan and later at Rome to be suffering a high fever.


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