Friday, November 23, 2007

Forty Planes In Air Derby

Forty Planes In Air Derby

Half of Pilots in National Races Will Be Women, Is Report

Cleveland, August 13, 1931 (Associated Press) More than 40 high speed airplanes are to participate in the ... national sweepstakes ... derby of the national air races, August 23, officials of the race announced here last night. Nearly half of the pilots will be women.

Men's Division

Eddie A. Schneider, Jersey City, New Jersey

Source: Oakland Tribune; Oakland, California; August 13, 1931

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