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B* of the was and mcni- IT ears " fib ABMY AVIATOR, IN LONG FLIGHT ACROSS CONTINENT, WILL BLAZE TRAIL FOR AIR ARGOSIES OF Cftpt Key N. Francis mi plaae in which be will attempt trans-continental . · - , -light ' ' Starting probably Monday, the .vaz department plazu a one-stop 1 flight la a Martin bomber from · liineola, I*- I, to Sap Francisco. .It ts proposed to Eend the bomber ·2J50 miles In thirty-two firing ·hotm, with only one atop, which I will be at North Platte, Neb, 1.502 ·miles from the sttrtinz point. . iCapt Roy N. Francis and Lieut. £dmnnd A. Cluoa will b* th» pilots and tyro or'threc mechanicians will constitute the crew. "The flight across the continent presages an era of civil aerial transport," says a U. S. air acrvxt announcement "It demonstrate* that trips from coast to coast are both practicable and safe, and the prediction is consequently made that within a few years regular .freight and paiscnper service wiH , be maintained aton£ the route laid out by Captain Francis and bis party''

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  1. Portsmouth Daily Times,
  2. 14 Jun 1919, Sat,
  3. Page 12

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