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Leonhardt (Elmer) Personal Photo Collection
SDASM.SC.20034  
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Description
Elmer Leonhardt was an early Airmail Pilot.
Background
Elmer Leonhardt was an Air Mail pilot. Air Mail Service Began:September 19, 1919 Air Mail Service Ended: February 26, 1923 Elmer G. Leonardt died on February 26, 1923 while flying from Bellefonte, Pennsylvania to Cleveland, Ohio, when he became trapped in dense fog near Meadville, Pennsylvania. He tried to set down in the field, hooked the landing gear on double-wire fence, and the airplane flipped on its back. Leonardt was thrown out and killed.
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet One Photo Envelope
Restrictions
Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers by appointment.