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1938 Aviator Frank Hawks killed...

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August 24, 1938

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, August 24 & 25, 1938 

* Frank Hawks killed in airplane crash 
* Aviation - aviator

The Aug. 24th issue has one column headlines on page 5 include: "Frank Hawks, Noted Flier, Dies In Crash" "Socialite Companion Also Perishes In Blazing Plane" "HIT WIRE" and more. (see)

As an extra bonus, you also get the Aug. 25th issue which has a photo of the crash site on the front page. (see)

Tells of the death of famous aviator Frank Hawks.

Other news of the day. These issues are 8 and 10 pages, a few small binding holes along the spine, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Frank Monroe Hawks (March 28, 1897 - August 23, 1938) served in the U.S. Army in World War I and was known during the 1920s and 1930s as a record breaking aviator, using a series of Texaco-sponsored aircraft, setting 214 point-to-point records in the United States and Europe. Prolific in the media and continually in the "public eye", in the 1937 The Mysterious Pilot movie serial, Hawks was billed as the "fastest airman in the world." A popular saying from the time, was "Don't send it by mail... send it by Hawks." After retiring from a career as an air racer, he died in 1938, flying an experimental aircraft.

Category: The 20th Century