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SC-347: Wilbur F. H. Bigelow, Sr., Dayton-Wright Company Collection
Piece of red wing fabric from the “Red Devil Johnson” airplane, which crashed in front of a large crowd at Johnson Field in Dayton, on May 4, 1928, killing pilot Harold J. Forshay, as well as passengers Walter Clark and Blair Cross. Original caption (on back of fabric) reads: “Piece of wing of Red Devil. Johnson Air Plane. I went up to 2000 ft. on April 12, 1928. (Pilot Forshay.) Plane crashed on May 4th at 7:30 in evening, went into nose dive killing Forshay, Clark, & Cross.”
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