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Old 3rd June 2020, 09:49
paulmcmillan paulmcmillan is offline
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US Navy Bailout October 9, 1930

Can anyone please confirm details of the following

Lieut (jg) Harry Donald Hale on October 9, 1930

Curtis Hawk F6C-3 A-7140

Pensacola, Fla.

9am Leutenant Hale's plane went into a spin at 5,000 feet he continued trying to right the machine until it had fallen half
the distance to the earth. He then took to his parachute
The plane crashed to the north of of the field and was totally
wrecked

DoB 2 April 1904
DoD 30 May 1962

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Paul
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Old 3rd June 2020, 12:40
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Re: US Navy Bailout October 9, 1930

The type and serial number are confirmed. It was actually an inverted spin.
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