Fliers Arrive in Omaha
by Lt. L. P. Arnold, "Chicago", Mechanic
*We arose early this morning to prepare for the flight to Omaha; however, the air mail field was blanketed in fog. Later in the morning the fog cleared and we left at 11:00 for Ft. Crook, Nebraska. We landed at 3:48 and immediately prepared the planes for the next hop.
In the evening we attended a dinner and reception hosted by Mr. Gould Dietz. The city hosts an yearly "Queen of Omaha" pageant and the Queen and five Ladies in Waiting were our dinner companions.
[* - Lt. Arnold's journal entries beginning with the Sept. 15th entry are only phrases, but expanded into narrative format for enhanced readability - web ed.]
by Lt. L. H. Smith, Commanding
Yesterday the fog in Chicago and along the route was so bad that the flight was postponed until today, when at 11 o'clock, it took off and flew direct to Omaha, landing at Fort Crook at 3:48. The usual reception was planned, except on a smaller scale than at previous stops in the United States