Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday, May 4, 1934

Walked to school and home with Pauline and Ruth Ray. Picnic tomorrow.

Roscoe Turner (September 29, 1895 – June 23, 1970)
Record-setting aviator and three-time winner of the Thompson Trophy
Photographed on May 4, 1934

This air racer was sponsored by Heinz 57 (painted on the fuselage), which was a well-known Pittsburgh, PA company. Turner is wearing his standard uniform:  blue coat, wings of his own design and parachute. This photograph was taken prior to Turner winning the 1934 Thompson Trophy.

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