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September 16, 1940 Life Magazine

Date: 9-16-1940 Life Magazine


Cover: LIFE's Flight across America plane landed in 

Memphis, Tennessee. While there, LIFE's photographer 

saw Jessie Woods waiting for her boyfriend who was 

taking private flying lessons. While waiting, Jessie took 

a lesson in spinning the propeller of LIFE's Stinson 

airplane. Jessie would like to take up flying and she 

would be one of America's youngest pilots. To see

what America looks like from the air see pages 60 to 71.


From LIFE's Correspondents

Speaking of Pictures: Animal Photographs

U.S. Trades 50 Old Warships for Control of the North Atlantic

Pearl Harbor, Hawaiian Is., fortification, garrison, map,

LIFE on the Newsfronts of the World

Republican Hyde Park Gets Out the Bunting for Neighbor Roosevelt

Dover Is Calm Under Hail of Bombs and Shells

Worse Airline Crash in History Kills Senator Lundeen

Mysterious Torpedo Blows Up Greek Cruiser

First Pictures of the Battle of Oran Reach U.S.

Dempsey Family Has Brief Reunion at LaGuardia Field

Heart Diseases Are Major Factor in U.S. Death Rate

Theater: The Borsch Circuit

Eels Start Autumnal Trek to the Sargasso Sea

Pat Laursen Is National Skeet Champion

Movies: Carmen D'Antonio Is Hollywood's New Night–Club Sensation

Flight Across America

New York Art Students League Tries its Hand in Sand

Paris Under the Swastika

New Radio Program Transforms the Homely

LIFE's Pictures: an Index

LIFE Goes to a Summer Conference


Maxwell House Coffee

Chevrolet for 1941

Kellogg's Corn Flakes

Hudson Automobiles for 1941

Mobil Oil

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