Daily Flight Information:
The World Flyers are in Nazan, Atka awaiting the arrival of the Coast Guard cutter Haida from Dutch Harbor which is necessary to act a radio relay station with the cutter Eider in Attu, the next scheduled stop.
Weather Forces World Flight Delay
-- "Seattle" and Crew Still Missing --
"Seattle" Search Update
Most of the ship based searches have been called off, although many ships are available if the need arises.
The primary search focus has shifted to overland teams tracing the likely flight route from Chignik northwards towards Black Lake and the Bering Sea.
The "Seattle" with pilot, Major F. L. Martin, and mechanic, Staff Sergeant A. L. Harvey, has been missing since midday 30 April.
by Lt. L.P. Arnold "Chicago" Mechanic
Everything here was ready to go on today, but weather reports from the westward were unfavorable, so here we stayed.
The morning was spent working around and most of us spent the afternoon in one of the cutters' sailing boats shooting ducks and shooting at eagles. We had a lot of sport, but the ducks, sea grouse, etc. are so tame that often times they wouldn't even fly do that we wouldn't shoot at them.
Three of the boys stayed aboard the cutter tonight so as to be on hand for the early morning weather reports while the other three remained ashore in case of trouble with the planes or a blow.
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