Aeronautics: Death at Dayton

Death, which often fluttered close to the wings of Lieut. Irvin A. Woodring, last of the Army's "Three Musketeers." overtook him last week at Wright Field. Dayton, Ohio. Week before at the same field it had flung to earth another crack Army pilot, Captain Hugh M. Elmendorf. Both men were performing their routine work of testing experimental planes. Captain Elmendorf crashed with his spinning pursuit ship. Lieut. null fighter snapped to bits in mid-air when something, possibly the propeller, broke.

Of the two, Lieut. Woodring, 31, had the more spectacular career. Shortly...

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