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Captain Burt E. Skeel died while representing the Army Air Service in the International Air Race at Wilbur Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. He crashed in front of spectators when the wings came off his plane. A native of East Cleveland, Ohio, Skeel had served in World War I, starting in the infantry and then transferring to the Air Service, where he remained as a pilot after the war.

Maurer Maurer.
Aviation in the U.S. Army, 1919-1939.

Peter Vischer, “When Men Race with Death to Make the Air Safe.” Popular Science. January 1925.

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