National Affairs: Four Men in a Fog

"We are going to land," scribbled Commander Richard Evelyn Byrd on a slip of paper. He crawled back through the fuselage of the giant Fokker monoplane, America, handed the paper to Lieut. George 0. Noville who was lying on the floor, exhausted, temporarily deafened by the roar of the motors. "It was just as if he were handing me an invitation to tea," said Lieutenant Noville. The paper was shown to Lieut. Bert Balchen who was piloting the plane, and to Bert Acosta who was so deaf and so miserable that he did not...

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