Photograph of airmail pilot William Carroll

Date: c. 1921

 

Object number: A.2009-22

 

Medium: paper; photo-emulsion

 

Description: William Carroll began flying for the Post Office Department on August 7, 1920. On October 16, 1920, he was transferred to a newly created airmail line connecting Chicago, llinois and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Carroll was piloting a Junkers JL-6 aircraft with fellow airmail pilot Hiram H. Rowe and mechanic Robert B. Hill on board. Carroll was taking the pair on a path-finding tour of the route on February 9, 1921 when tragedy struck. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion and watching in horror as the airplane burst into flames and dived into the ground. All three men were killed in the crash. National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection Photographer: Unknown

 

Place: United States of America

 

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Credit line: National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection

 

Photographer: Unknown

 

Persistent URL:http://www.arago.si.edu/index.asp?con=2&cmd=1&id=207520

 

Repository:National Postal Museum

 

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    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Goggles, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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