Near Long Island's Mitchel Field one last week, Lieut. Roy W. Scott of the Air Forces saw sudden trouble on the instrument board dials of his swift Bell Aircobra. With his Allison engine revving at critically high speed (ground witnesses his suspected his propeller control had gone of whack), he headed for home, was too late by a tragic few seconds.

Approaching the field he was suddenly blinded by a burst of stinging smoke, burned by red flames. The ship was out of control and coming down fast when he went over the side,...

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