World Flight Hops to Tucson, Arizona
by Lt. L. P. Arnold, "Chicago", Mechanic
*We departed El Paso at 10:00 this morning and flew into a sand storm on the way to Tucson, Arizona. Flying at between 2500 and 6500 feet, we passed over the Rincon Mountains accompanied by our usual fleet of escorting planes. We landed at 1:13 and after eating lunch, worked on the planes getting them ready for tomorrow's flight to San Diego.
We were treated to yet another reception and banquet. Our gifts tonight were beautiful Navaho blankets. We were all tired and went to bed early.
[* - 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 at 9:50, the flight departed for Tucson, following the established airway, landing at 1:13. The field at Tucson is a municipal one and in excellent condition, but is a little small for the takeoff of heavily loaded planes of the World Cruiser type.