This will make great story that the folk back East will eat up. Famed aviator lost on the north pole.
Shut up, Will, I don’t need your wit now, I need your eyes.
Sure thing, Wiley.
There’s a good size settlement on that lagoon. We’ll put her down her and get directions. We’ll be off in no time and to Point Barrow before you know it, just watch.
You can’t just find it on the map and figure out our position? Do we have to land? Or do you call it “watering” in a seaplane, not “landing”?
We’ll be fine.
On August 15, 1935, humorist, vaudeville actor, movie star, newspaper columnist and perhaps the most famous entertainer of his day, Will Rogers, was flying with famed aviator Wiley Post between Fairbanks and Point Barrow, Alaska. They put the seaplane down just 20 miles south of their destination to ask directions. The plane fell nose down just after takeoff, instantly killing both men.
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