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Thank you!

Thanks for all the generous help we have received thus far. Without the support of the aviation, historical, and educational communities, this project would be nearly impossible.

 

 

Special thanks to:

 

 The Families of A.C. Read, John Towers, Jim Breese, and Walter Hinton

  

Don Clarke, El Paso, TX

  

 The Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport, NY

  

EAA Chapter 26, Seattle, WA

 

Don Davis, Kirkland, WA

  

The EAA Museum; John Gaertner, Past Curator

  

Dom Finnochio, Seattle, WA

 

The Florida Aviation Historical Society, Warren Brown

  

John Fryant, Alexandria, VA

  

The G&O Manufacturing Company, New Haven, CT - original mfg.'s of engine radiators

  

Cecil Hendricks, Tukwila, WA

  

The Herreshoff Museum; the late Carlton Pinhiero, Curator

 

C.A.E. Johnson, Lancaster, VA

 

George Millar, LeClaire, IA

 

Bob Monroig, Woodinville, WA

 

The Mysterious Stranger from the East

 

The National Archives

 

The National Museum of Naval Aviation; Robert Rasmussen,

Director, and Hill Goodspeed, Historian

 

The National Park Service, Bernie Feuer, Rockaway Beach, NY

 

Opportunity Skyway of King County, WA; Dave Gering, Past Director

 

Pete Paoloni, Bayside, NY

 

Carl A. Petersen, Long Island, NY

 

Roman Polaski, Enfield, CT

 

The Rockaway Museum, Steve Yaeger, Rockaway Beach, NY

 

 Larry and Liz Sheely, Zephyrhills, FL

 

Jeff Sigsworth, Elyria, OH

 

Mark Sink, Denver, CO

 

Cyril Smith, Garden City, NY

 

 Tom Susor, Seattle, WA

  

The entire crew of the Vimy Project, for their inspiration, especially Peter and Mark

  

John Ware, St. Louis, MO

  

Ted Wilbur, McLean, VA

 

 

…and all others I may have missed;

 

 

Don and Marilyn, my parents

  

My sons

  

And last but not least, Laura, my wife, whose help and support continue to inspire me.

 

 
 
 

John R. Bayer

 

Director, The First Across Organization

 

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