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Old 3rd June 2020, 10:00
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US Navy Bailout October 10, 1930

Busy couple of day at Pensacola, Fla.!

Can anyone please confirm deatils below

Lieut William Virginius Davis Jr October 10, 1930

Curtis Hawk F6C-3 A-7133

Pensacola, Fla.

One of the country's flying celebrities made his first
forced parachute jump in Pensacola yesterday morning
when Lieut W V Davis, Naval Air Station went over the
side to escape death as his pursuit ship went into an
outside roll.

Later Vice Admiral in the United States Navy

(January 28, 1902 – July 25, 1981)

Thanks Paul
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Re: US Navy Bailout October 10, 1930

The details are confirmed. The aircraft suffered a structural failure while in an inverted snap-roll.
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Re: US Navy Bailout October 10, 1930

George - As always many thanks for confirming the details - I think maybe my next job is to get a list of all the 60/61 US Navy Caterpillars quoted at the time!

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