Thursday, June 2, 2011

Friday, June 1, 1933

Doris Anderson and I went to the Fashion Show. They also had a picture show and a few other things.

Frank Monroe Hawks (1897 - 1938) in the Texaco Eaglet
WWI vet - record-breaking aviator - billed as "the fastest airman in the world"

On June 2, 1933, Hawks set the west-to-east transcontinental airspeed record in
"Texaco Sky Chief", flying from Los Angeles to Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn,
New York, in 13 hours, 26 minutes, and 15 seconds at an average speed of 181 mph.

After years of record-setting flights, Hawks died in 1938 flying a Gwinn Aircar
which crashed in East Aurora, New York.

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