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The mission originates at Roosevelt Field, New York, lasts 26 hours and 50 minutes, and traverses 2,500 miles. They are greeted by an estimated 100,000 spectators upon arrival. MAY 14 The new Curtiss PW-8 pursuit (fighter) aircraft is accepted into Army service for flight trials. This is the first in the long series of “Hawk” fighters; the “W” signifies a water-cooled engine. MAY 26 At Hamilton, Ontario, a DH-4B bomber flown by Lieutenant H. G. Crocker arrives from Houston, Texas, in an early south-to-north transcontinental flight of 11 hours and 55 minutes.
Irvin jumps from a DH-9 at 1,500 feet while wearing the experimental Model AA backpack parachute. Despite the fact he fractures an ankle upon landing, the Army orders 400 parachutes from his company. , the War Department issues regulations making the national star a standard insignia on all American military aircraft. MAY 19 Over McCook Airfield, Ohio, Sergeant Ralph W. Bottriell safely 30 1920 demonstrates the “Type A” parachute by jumping from an aircraft; he receives the Distinguished Flying Cross.
A twin-engine Martin MB-2 bomber piloted by Lieutenant Colonel R. S. Hartz, Lieutenant F. E. S. borders; the journey takes 155 hours and covers nearly 10,000 miles. S EPTEMBER 1 At Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, the first experiment in dive-bombing is conducted by a DH4B flown by Lieutenant Lester B. Sweely (Air Service Reserve), which drops a fuselage-mounted 300-pound bomb. SEPTEMBER 6 At Dayton, Ohio, Major Rudolph W. Schroeder and Lieutenant G. A. Elfrey set an unofficial two-man altitude record of 28,250 feet flying a Packard-LePere LUSAC II aircraft over McCook Field.