Aeronautics: Death Takes a Holiday

Death clutched the wings of six Army flyers last week, but his hand had lost its skill. When their plane became disabled at 6,000 ft., two Army flyers bound for Washington from Dayton scorned their parachutes, pushed their wobbling ship along 100 mi. in near-stalling position. With two brace wires broken and the right elevator surface dropping at a 20-degree angle, they made a precarious but successful landing at Boiling Field.

Near Sunbury, Pa. one night three other Army flyers in a disabled bomber dropped flares and went over the side, floating safely...

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