PILOT STORIES: They Died
Flying the Mail
of the pilots hired by the Post Office Department between
1919-1926 were killed while flying the mail. Most of those
pilots died in the early years of the service. In 1919, one
pilot died for every 115,325 miles flown. By 1926, the number
had dropped to one pilot death for every 2,583,056 miles flown.
These are the stories of some of those courageous pilots who
died flying the mail.