TRUCKING: A Piece for P.I.E.

In soupy weather over San Francisco's Crissy Field one day in 1927, a pilot of Pacific Air Transport circled and sweated, trying to land. On the ground, other P.A.T. men laid bets that he would never get down alive. But he did ground."

"You're damn right!" said Johnson.

A good man on the ground, Johnson soon joined Humphries in a management team. After a stint in P.A.T. (eventually absorbed into United Airlines), they worked in the construction supply business before tackling their biggest job in 1941. In that year...

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