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Coleman with a Financial Backer
Bessie Coleman with one of her financial backers. Such patrons were often essential to a barnstormer’s career.
Cornelius R. Coffey established his own flight training school, the Coffey School of Aeronautics, in Chicago.
Daniel James Jr.
Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. with his McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom during the Vietnam War.
David E. Harris
Capt. David E. Harris was the first black pilot with American Airlines.
Doolittle and the Army Air Service’s Engineering Division
Doolittle became a test pilot for the army in 1924.
Doolittle stands with the winner of the Pulitzer Race, Lt. Cyrus Bettis.
Jimmy Doolittle and Cyrus Bettis were the world's fastest men in 1925.