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AIRMAIL CREATES AN INDUSTRY: Knight's Night

James "Jack" Knight was part of the relay team of pilots that flew 2,629 miles across the country on February 22-23, 1921. These pilots were tasked with proving to a skeptical U.S. Congress that airmail could travel both night and day. Only one pilot dared to fly the mail through wretched weather in the middle of the night between Omaha and Chicago, saving Praeger's airmail service.

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Knight telegram of 2-23-1921 flight Clarence Lange
Knight in his DH4 Knight after historic flight with broken nose
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(top left) Knight telegram of 2-23-1921 flight

(top right) Posed facing - Clarence Lange facing wall - National Air and Space Museumcredit

(bottom left) Knight in his DH4

(bottom right) Knight after historic flight with broken nose
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