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PILOT STORIES: Leonhardt, Elmer G.*

Air Mail Service Began: September 19, 1919
Air Mail Service Ended: February 26, 1923
Assignment: College Park, Maryland
  September 26, 919 - Ceveland

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.

Telegram regarding crash  
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(top left) Telegram regarding crash

(bottom right) Leonhardt
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