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  1920 1921
24th August 1920
McCook Field,
Dayton, Ohio
USD-9

William O'Connor

Civilian

Jahn Aerial Life-Saving Apparatus Company parachute test at 2,000 feet  when the Jahn parachute failed due to fouled cordage. Irving Air Chute carried in reserve was used at 500 feet

 

23rd March 1921

 Lt. A. G. Hamilton (USA) at Chanute Field, Ill. performs a Parachute jump from 23,700 feet

July 10th 1921
Phoebe J. Fairgraves
world altitude for women parachute jump of 15,200 feet using a parachute from Charles Hardin

 

      1922

Carroll C. "Mike" Eversole


           photo AMP

18th February 1922


U.S. Air Mail Service
DH-4

His name does not appear in air mail crash material nor as a member of the "Caterpillar Club," he was discharged from the U.S. Air Mail Service after being accused of having planned the jump

 

1922

Date photo crew Air Service Notes including Place of Jump A'cft
20th October 1922 1st Lt. Harold R. Harris U. S. Army Air Corps McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio

2,500 feet

Leoning Pursuit Monoplane
11th November 1922 1st Lt. Francis "Frank" B. Tyndall U. S. Army Air Corps Seattle, Washington

3,500 feet

MB-3A

12th June 1922: Capt. A. W. Stevens (USAS) makes a record parachute jump from 24,200 over McCook Field from a supercharged Martin bomber .

1923 - No recorded parachute descents

1924

Date photo crew Air Service Notes including Place of Jump A'cft
23rd April 1924   Wilfred Bottomfield Civilian Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas  
13th May 1924

1st jump

1st Lt. Eugene Hoy Barksdale U. S. Army Air Corps FU. S. Airfield, Ohio  
5th June 1924   2nd Lt. Will W. White U. S. Army Air Corps Kelly Field, Texas

1,300 feet

DH-4B
In collision with another DH-4B flown by Lieutenant Thompson who unfortunately did not leave aircraft and was killed
13th June 1924 Lieut. Walter Lees

photo via Ralph Cooper

A. C. Reserve Johnson Flying Field, Dayton, Ohio

150 feet

L.V.C.
18th June 1924 1st Lt. John A. MacReady
(1887-1979)
U. S. Army Air Corps McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio

1,200 feet

 
2nd July 1924

1st jump
note date

  Lieut. S. E. Ingersoll U. S. Navy Escambia Bay, Pensacola, Florida  
In collision with another aeroplane  flown by Ensign Schmidt who unfortunately did not leave aircraft and was killed
11th July 1924
11:00 a.m.
  2nd Lt. A. R. Crawford U. S. Army Air Corps Kelly Field, Tex. MB-3M
29th August 1924   Private W. E. Goggin U. S. Army Air Corps ???

???

Vought Aeroplane
  1st Lt. L. L. Koontz
16th October 1924   Gunner W. M. Coles U. S. Navy Coronado, Calif.1,200 feet   JN
Hit by another aircraft crewed by U.S. Navy pilot R. H. Kerr and passenger Ensign Flanders from USS Vega. Neither had parachutes and were killed.
4th November 1924   Captain W. E. Lynd U. S. Army Air Corps Kelly Field, Tex.500 feet   MB

27th February 1924 Corp. C. E. Conrad (USAS) successfully parachuted from 21,500 feet, over Kelly Field, Tex from DH-4B .

1925

Date photo crew Air Service Notes including Place of Jump A'cft
5th March 1925   2nd Lt. C. D. McAllister U. S. Army Air Corps Kelly Field, Tex. SE.5
5th March 1925

1st jump

Cadet Chas. A. Lindbergh U. S. Army Air Corps Kelly Field, Tex. SE.5
20th March 1925   1st Lt. Frank D. Hunter U. S. Army Air Corps Dayton, O. F-1
6th April 1925   Sgt. C. V. Mix U. S. Marine Corps 1,800 feetQuantico, Va.700 feet  
10th April 1925   1st Lt. J. Thad Johnson U. S. Army Air Corps Eaglesmere, Pa.10,000 feet  
22nd May 1925   Lieut. C. H. Schildhauer U. S. Navy Lakehurst, N. J.  
2nd June 1925

2nd jump

2nd Lt. Chas. A. Lindbergh A. C. Reserve. St. Louis, Mo300 feet  
28th June 1925   Mrs. Irene McFarland Civilian Grisard Field, Cincinnati, O.2,000 feet Exhibition jump - own parachute failed - used Irving Reserve
Monday, 17th August 1925   Kirtley J. Gregg U. S. Army Air Corps 650 feetLavernia, Tex. SE.5
1st October 1925   Capt. F. O. Rogers U. S. Marines Thrown out of cockpit at 2,500 feetLangley Field, Va. MB-3A
10th October 1925   1st Lt. Fred C. Nelson U. S. Army Air Corps St. Louis, Mo.  
11th November 1925   Pilot 2nd Lt. Leonard S. Flo  A. C. Reserve Wright Field, Ohio Thomas Morse Trainer
  Mechanic Private John McGlynn U. S. Army Air Corps

1926

Date photo crew Air Service Notes including Place of Jump A'cft
?? ??? 1926   Machinist Mate J. T. Coburn U.S.N. San Diego, Calif.  
5th March 1926 1st Lt. Frank O'Driscoll Hunter U. S. Army Air Corps Selfridge Field, Mich.  
24th March 1926

2nd jump

1st Lt. Eugene Hoy Barksdale U. S. Army Air Corps McCook Field, O.  
10th May 1926   Major Horace M. Hickam U. S. Army Air Corps Langley Field, Va.  
10th May 1926   Major Harold Geiger, U. S. Army Air Corps Langley Field, Va.  
2nd June 1926

2nd jump - note date

  Lieut. S. E. Ingersoll U. S. Navy Pensacola, Fla.  
17th June 1926   1st Lt. J. T. Hutchison U. S. Army Air Corps McCook Field, O.  
17th June 1926   Observer Paul Stanley Civilian McCook Field, O.  
5th July 1926   Capt. Walter M. Williams Nat'l Guard Nashville, Tenn.  
5th July 1926   2nd Lt. John W. MacKenzie Nat'l Guard Nashville, Tenn.  
24th July 1926   1st Lt. Victor E. Bertrandias U. S. Army Air Corps Baltimore, Md.  
8th August 1926   1st Lt. John I. Moore U. S. Army Air Corps Georgetown, Tex.  
11th August 1926

3rd Jump

Lt. Eugene Hoy Barksdale U. S. Army Air Corps Parachute caught in and severed by the brace wires attached to the wings of the plane. The lieutenant fell to his death. McCook Field, in Dayton, Ohio Douglas observation airplane
16th September 1926

3rd jump

Chas. A. Lindbergh U. S. Air Mail Pilot Ottawa, 111.  
17th September 1926   1st Lt. C. L. Williams U. S. Army Air Corps Hawaii  
3rd November 1926

4th jump

Chas. A. Lindbergh U. S. Air Mail Pilot Covell, Ill.  
12th November 1926   Charles E. Widmer U. S. Air Mail Pilot Hollywood Hills, Calif.  
23rd December 1926   Warren D. Williams U. S. Air Mail Pilot Bowling Green, O.  
1926

also
25th July1935

Nils Söderberg   First life saved by parachute in Sweden  

1927

Date photo crew Air Service Notes including Place of Jump A'cft
18th January 1927   Cadet Roderic M. Krider U. S. Army Air Corps Kelly Field, Tex.  
18th January 1927   Cadet George T. Shleppey U. S. Army Air Corps Kelly Field, Tex.  
3rd February 1927   1st Lt. Lawrence C. Craigie U. S. Army Air Corps Brooks Field, Tex.  
15th February 1927   Private Carl G. Ashley U. S. Army Air Corps Galveston, Tex.  
21st February 1927   Lieut. O. Darling U. S. Army Air Corps San Diego, Calif.  
27th February 1927   Major Herbert A. Dargue U. S. Army Air Corps BuenosU. S. Aires, Argentina  
27th February 1927   1st Lt. Ennis C. Whitehead U. S. Army Air Corps BuenosU. S. Aires, Argentina  
26th March 1927   Lieut. E. B. Wilkins U. S. Navy Augusta, Ga  
26th March 1927   A. M. Mate G. F. Lawhon U. S. Navy Augusta, Ga  
15th April 1927   Lieut. Stephen A. McClellan U. S. Marine Corps Bolling Field, D. C.  
27th April 1927   1st Lt. Stewart W. Towle U. S. Army Air Corps Champaign, Ill.  
4th May 1927   Captain Hawthorne C. Gray U. S. Army Air Corps Golden Gate, 111.  
13th May 1927   1st Lt. George G. Finch U. S. Army Air Corps Edwards, Miss.  
28th May 1927   Major Lewis H. Brereton U. S. Army Air Corps Reynoldsburgh, O  
28th May 1927   1st Lt. Bernard A. Bridget U. S. Army Air Corps Reynoldsburgh, O  
28th May 1927   Master Sgt. Clyde 111. Taylor U. S. Army Air Corps Reynoldsburgh, O  
28th May 1927   Staff Sgt. Fred P. Miller U. S. Army Air Corps Reynoldsburgh, O  
20th June 1927   1st Lt. Eldo Peterman Nat'l Guard Los Angeles, Calif.  
20th June 1927   Capt. H. J. Cooper Medical Corps Los Angeles, Calif.  
10th July 1927   Art Sme??? Civilian Ogden, Utah  
13th July 1927   Lieut. C. B. Whitney A. C. Reserve Salt Lake City, Utah  
13th July 1927   Staff Sgt. Paul L. Woodruff A. C. Salt Lake City, Utah  
13th July 1927   Benj. W. Craycraft Civilian R. O. T. C. Chanute Field, 111.  
1st August 1927   Robert Seger Civilian Morton Grove, Ill.  
18th August 1927   Tech. Sgt. Robert G. Fry U. S. Marine Corps Camp McMurray, China  
23rd August 1927   John E. Heywang Civilian Lake ?ebasticook, Me  
16th September 1927   Valentine Gephart Civilian Grampion, Pa.  
25th September 1927   Tech. Sgt. Fritz H. Grifno U. S. Air Corps Genoa, Tex.  
5th October 1927   ???      
23rd October 1927   Charles R. Bowman Civilian Tehachapi Mts., Calif.  
25th October 1927   Lieut. Frank C. Sutton U. S. Navy San Diego, Calif.  
27th October 1927   Cadet J. D. Cleveland U. S. Air Corps Kelly Field, Tex.  
27th October 1927   Cadet E. A. Sanborn U. S. Air Corps Kelly Field, Tex.  
9th November 1927   Lieut. Donald H. Stuart A. C. Reserve Norfolk, Va.  
9th November 1927   Sgt. Fred P. Miller U. S. Air Corps Norfolk, Va.  
9th November 1927   Sgt. Arvin B. Jewell U. S. Air Corps Norfolk, Va.  
12th December 1927   Cadet George W. Hansen U. S. Air Corps Brooks Field, Tex.  
25th December 1927   James Rutledg Civilian San Francisco, Calif.  

MORE PARACHUTE DESCENTS BEING ADDED WEEKLY - AND PHOTOS AS AND WHEN FOUND

1928

1929

Date photo crew Air Service Notes including Place of Jump A'cft
1929/30 James "Jimmy" Doolittle U.S. Air Service "Flung" from aircraft at National Air Races, Cleveland Hawk Fighter

 

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