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Unknown Certification of Student Solo Cross County Flight

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.131.02 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Newport News, Virginia Type: Typed document signed Date: 21 June 1940 Pagination: 1 p. ; 26.5 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: Details of a Solo Cross-Country Flight made by LeRoi Williams. Gives checkpoints, times, altitude, conditions, and instructor notes. Signed by James A. Honaker.

People: Williams, LeRoi S. (1919-1943)

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: African American HistoryMilitary PersonnelMilitary ServiceAir ForceAirplanesPilotEducation

Sub Era: World War II

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