The Crouch-Bolas Dragonfly was produced by the Crouch-Bolas Aircraft Corporation of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 1931-1935. The design work used early STOL technologies that allowed the aircraft steep angles of climb and descent. While the aircraft was very successful in its performances, the corporation was unable to secure the financing to go into production.
John Godfrey was a minor investor in the Crouch-Bolas Dragonfly; in all he invested over 10,000 dollars in the venture.
Crouch-Bolas Aircraft Corp (Providence, RI)
Deirdre Godfrey, Gift, 2014
0.25 Cubic feet ((1 box))
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This collection consists of .18 cubic feet of the following material relating to the Crouch-Bolas Dragonfly: photographs; correspondence; reports; syndicate and loan agreements; stock offerings and certificates; brochures; drawings of Dragonfly take-off and landing specifications; copy of The Aeroplane, August 23, 1933; and newspaper articles.
Short take-off and landing aircraft
Crouch-Bolas Dragonfly Collection [Godfrey], Accession 2014-0042, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
National Air and Space Museum Archives