World Flight Arrives in Nova Scotia,
Lt's Wade & Ogden Rejoin Flight
by Lt. L. P. Arnold, "Chicago", Mechanic
The early weather here & the reports were all discouraging for a trip today so we stayed around the boat. About 9:00 better reports came in & at 11:00 we hopped off. As we went along, the weather grew better finally clearing nicely. We passed the Milwaukee, Brazos, McFarland, Coglan, & Richmond [US Navy ships] all of which we could see for long distances ahead.
Nearing Pictou we were met by a seaplane from the Royal Canadian Air Force which escorted us in. As we circled over the harbor we saw Wade's plane ["Boston II"] at anchor, the American & Canadian destroyers, crowds of people along the waterfront, and everything with a whistle was tooting it.
Upon landing we met [Lt] Wade & [Lt] Ogden [Crew of the ill-fated "Boston" lost on August 4th], McDonald & Bertrandis who had brought the "Boston II" to Pictou. Soon we were taken ashore, placed in autos, and joined the parade -- Scotch band, highlanders, American & Canadian sailors, school children, etc. Streets decorated with flags & bunting, signs, lights, & redfire. Parade ended at platform, speeches, etc. After going to the hotel had a private dinner -- lobsters, beer, etc. -- and later went to a dance.
The spreader bar of "Chicago" was broken enroute to Pictou.
by Lt. L. H. Smith, Commanding
This morning at 11:10, the flight took off for Pictou, following along the coast of Newfoundland, over Cape St. George, across Cabot's Strait and along the coast to Nova Scotia, reaching Pictou at 5:44. Lieut. Wade was waiting here with the Boston II, ready to rejoin the flight; the Boston II having been flown from Langley Field by Lieut. George C. McDonald and Lieut. Victor E. Bertrandias; Lieut. Wade going to Pictou on naval vessels under the command of Admiral Magruder.