STORIES: Short, Shirley J.
Mail Service Began:
||March 2, 1923
Mail Service Ended:
||August 31, 1927
||December 16, 1923 –
Shirley Short was considered one of the most
capable and reliable pilots of the Air Mail Service. He was
selected as the recipient of the 1926 Harmon Trophy for the
United States, an award given by the Ligue Internationale
des Aviators. The award sponsors chose short "in recognition
of his splendid achievements during the year 1926." In that year, Short had flown 718 hours
without any serious accident in all kinds of weather, through winter and summer on regularly scheduled trips, 47% of which
were night flights.
On March 6, 1927, Short was invited to a ceremony
honoring his award at the White House.