By Ron Mackay
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They dropped food to people marooned on rooftops, in trees, along levees. They transported messages from rescue headquarters to inundated areas and back again. They patrolled the levees to spot “sand boils,” indications of ruptures. 49 Every day for nearly eight weeks the front pages of the Memphis newspapers, the Commercial Appeal and the Press-Scimitar, carried accounts and photographs of the ﬂooded areas, along with wrenching stories of tragedy and heroism. The ﬂying itself was heroic, without the option of a safe landing in case of a ﬂight emergency.
Navy Cruiser Memphis, which had been sent by President Calvin Coolidge to fetch Lindbergh and his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, back to the United States after his epochal ﬂight. As Lindbergh stepped forward, thunderous bursts of applause, accompanied by auto horns, and chants of “Lindy! ” produced a cacophony that stalled the aviator’s speech for some time. “All Memphis fawned at his feet, but the boyish conqueror of the Atlantic [showed] a distinct dislike for pomp and pageantry,” wrote one reporter.
49 Every day for nearly eight weeks the front pages of the Memphis newspapers, the Commercial Appeal and the Press-Scimitar, carried accounts and photographs of the ﬂooded areas, along with wrenching stories of tragedy and heroism. The ﬂying itself was heroic, without the option of a safe landing in case of a ﬂight emergency. 50 The Omlies had one Waco ﬁtted with pontoons so that they could land passengers, rescue the marooned, and deliver nurses and medicines. One day Phoebe ﬂew down to Mississippi to rescue a boy who had been bitten by a rabid dog and was stranded in the second story of his home.
British Carrier Aviation 1939-1945 by Ron Mackay