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Clarence H. Walker was a wealthy young aviator living in San Mateo, CA. He started aviation as a pastime, building his own plane, but quickly decided to pursue it seriously with a better machine. He flew a Curtiss biplane at various shows in California, Hawaii, and Salt Lake City. Although a successful aviator, he suffered numerous crashes into trees, a fence, a barn, and a telegraph pole, all of which he survived. He holds the claim to being the first aviator to crash in Hawaii, on June 13, 1911 in Hilo, HI after his engine started failing shortly after takeoff.

Identifier

NASM.2004.0056

Creator

Walker, Clarence H.

Date

undated

Provenance

Duncan Knowles, Gift, 2004

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Photocopies

Photographs

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of newspaper articles and 24 photographs that were photocopied or scanned out of a scrapbook about Walker. Some of the newspaper articles also pertain to Didier Masson, with whom Walker toured in California, Hawaii, and Australia.

Genre/Form

Photocopies

Photographs

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

Masson, Didier, 18??-1950

Topics Aeronautics
Aircraft -- plane wreck

Citation

Clarence H. Walker Collection, Accession 2004-0056, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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