Across the Continent in an Open Plane
"See America First" has ever been a pet slogan of mine. Like most officers, it has been my fortune to see quite a bit of foreign lands and not nearly enough of my own country. When the opportunity offered for a flight across the continent and return in an open plane, thus obtaining a bird's-eye view of a hundred mile strip of North America, it seemed too good to be true. The fortuitous combination of inspections to be made on the West Coast, coupled with a movement of new Navy planes to San Diego, California, presented this welcome opportunity. To put it mildly, I jumped at the chance.
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