5 Downed Aviators Wait 218 Hours at Sea for Rescue
C. of of LIHUE, Island ot Kauai, Sept. Five aviators exhausted by a.9-day mid-ocean battle with fate rested hero today while the world waited waited for the details of t h e ' Â· f l which now is history--the attempted attempted non-stop jump from San Francisco to Honolulu. Their greeting in Hawaii was not the one planned for them. Hail they completed tbeir scheduled flight, they would have landed on the waters of Pearl Harbor escorted escorted by airplanes sent out to greet them, and would have" received plaudits of the thousands of Hon- oluluans who had planned' to see the finish of'tho flight. Instead, towed .by, the submarine R-4, the 'fliers sloshed asliore an hour before midnight at HawailiH- wili harbor witb only (jomparative- ly few to meet them. Technically, the flight was completed, for the five men did not leave their seaplane seaplane until it grqunded on this island. They had been 21S hours afloat when rescued.