Caption: Crowds at Lambert Field during the 17-day endurance flight by Dale Jackson and Forrest O'Brine, who took turns piloting and napping in their St. Louis-made "Robin" airplane until they landed on July 30, 1929. Another plane, also built by Curtiss-Robertson Airplane Co., served as the tanker, dropping a hose to Jackson and O'Brine to periodically refuel their 125-gallon tank. Theirs was among many lengthy flights in a craze of endurance flying at the end of the Roaring '20s. Their record of 420 hours, 21 minutes and 30 seconds aloft stood for nearly a year. (Post-Dispatch)
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