Early Dallas Airmen?
September 23, 2017 02:06PM
Does anyone have any stories about early Dallas airmen? Lester Miller? Frank McCarroll? Burrell Tibbs? W. A. Southworth? Others of the pre-WWII era?
Re: Early Dallas Airmen?
September 23, 2017 06:16PM
RWilliams Wrote:
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> Does anyone have any stories about early Dallas
> airmen? Lester Miller? Frank McCarroll? Burrell
> Tibbs? W. A. Southworth? Others of the pre-WWII
> era?

Dallas Love Field is named after Moss L. Love, who while assigned to the U.S. Army 11th Cavalry, died in an airplane crash near San Diego, California, on September 4, 1913, becoming the 10th fatality in U.S. Army aviation history. His Wright Model C biplane crashed during practice for his Military Aviator Test. Love Field was named by the United States Army on October 19, 1917.

Dave McNeely
Re: Early Dallas Airmen?
September 23, 2017 07:19PM
scroll down at this website to read about Lestere Miller

[www.dmagazine.com]

"1913: The Post Office Department in Washington establishes Route No. 650.003 for Aeroplane mail service between Brownwood and Comanche, Texas. Lester Miller of Dallas was the aviator."

[www.earlyaviators.com]

Burrell Tibbs
[earlyaviators.com]

[www.utdallas.edu]
Re: Early Dallas Airmen?
September 24, 2017 09:24AM
Thank you, Dave McN and PeterK, for the links. I was hoping you or others on this board might have some "Granddad told me. . ."-type stories of those early days.

By the way, Miller displayed his old airmail biplane at the opening of Big Town in the late 1950s. Does anyone recall seeing it?
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