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Eddie Gardner

Eddie Gardner

One of the first pilots hired by the Post Office Department, Eddie Gardner set a record by flying from Chicago to New York in a single day (September 10, 1918). He was wearing these borrowed goggles when his airplane crashed during an aviation tournament in 1921. He died from injuries. -- Smithsonian Institution

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