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Seattle World Cruiser

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Renton, WA 98057


9401-9947 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA, 98108
United States

September 7th

September 7th

Daily Flight Information:

The World Flyers were busy today removing the pontoons and installing wheels on their planes in preparation for the final phase of the World Flight.

World Flight Prepares Planes for Final Journey Across the United States

Daily Report

by Lt. L. P. Arnold, "Chicago", Mechanic

Up at 4:00 & before 6:00 were all at work taking the planes out of the water & putting them on wheels. This was completed by 10:00 & the rest of the day was spent working on the planes and refueling. All day a big crowd was present at the field & the soldier & police guards were certainly necessary.

In the evening we all had plenty to do in packing, arranging to ship things, etc., and it was well after midnight before we were all in bed.

Daily Report

by Lt. L. H. Smith Commanding

Yesterday afternoon, the flight personnel was received by the Governor of Massachusetts and the Mayor of Boston. Many presents were given to the members of the flight by various organizations.

1st Lieut. Burdette S. Wright, A.S., was appointed Advance Officer for the World Flight from Boston to Seattle [7th Division], but it soon became necessary for him to secure 1st Lieut. R. C. Moffat, AS, as his assistant. 1st Lieut. George W. Goddard, AS, and 2nd Lieut. John Brockhurst, AS Reserve Corps, were to fly along with the flight to Seattle for photographic purposes.

This morning at 5:00 a.m., the personnel started taking their planes from the water, removing the pontoons and replacing them with landing wheels in preparation for their flight to Seattle. This work was completed in the afternoon and preparations made to leave tomorrow.