Don Piccard Flies Japanese Paper Balloon With New Safety Valve, Aluminum Basket
New York Times
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 16 (U.P.)-- Don Piccard, 21-year-old son of Dr. Jean Piccard, the stratosphere explorer,Piccard Today landed successfully twentyfive miles northeast of here today after a free-balloon solo flight of two hours and ten minutes to test equipment which his father and he developed.
Mr. Piccard soared from Minneapolis at 1:15 p.m. in an aluminum basket carried by the 30-foot paper balloon which the Japanese had used to send a bomb to the west during the war. He landed at 3:25 p.m. five miles north of White Bear Minn . . ..