National Affairs: Flying Chauffeur

Bad weather was reported dead ahead. Airport officials at Key West, anxious for the President's safety, were loth to permit a takeoff. Then the President put it up to his pilot.

"What would you do if I weren't aboard?" he asked.

"I'd fly," said Hank Myers. Without hesitation, President Truman got aboard the plane. The trip to Miami was made—without incident.

This decision, made last March, was not the first of its kind for Hank Myers, who would fly the President to Key West for a brief vacation this week. As a command pilot, Lieut. Colonel...

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