World Flight Completes Double Hop
by Lt. L. P. Arnold, "Chicago", Mechanic
*We flew from Omaha to St. Joseph, Missouri where we attended a lunch reception. We departed St. Joseph after lunch and flew over Kansas City on the way to Muskogee, Oklahoma where we landed at 5:20. An enthusiastic crowd was gathered at Hat Box flying field to greet us. This evening we were driven to the usual banquet in autos provided by Mr. Edwards. We received commemorative gold medals before the evening ended with a dance.
[* - 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
This morning the flight left Omaha for St. Joseph at 10:40 with the intention of making Muskogee today. An earlier stop was prevented because of unfavorable weather. St. Joseph was reached at 12:28. The flight personnel managed to attend the reception which was planned on the field for them, have lunch, refuel the planes and ready for their departure 55 minutes after landing.
The flight got into the air at 1:25, flying to Muskogee through a number of rain storms landing at 5:18. The field here is a fairly good one, used for Reserve Officers training and commanded by Captain Charles B. Oldfield. Muskogee had a large reception. Among those present at the banquet were a large number of Air Service Reserve Officers.