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PILOT STORIES: Myers, George I.

Air Mail Service Began: June 1, 1923
Air Mail Service Ended: September 9, 1927
Total Hours Flown: 2782.29
Total Miles Flown: 281,114
Assignments: North Platte
  October 1, 1923 - Chicago, Illinois

On June 19, 1924, Myers made a forced landing at 10:30 a.m. in de Havilland airplane #348 during bad weather. He landed in a wheat field near Lakeville, Indiana, damaging a quarter acre of the field's wheat as well as his propeller and both upper wings and under carriage. The ship had to be trucked out to a repair depot.

On January 26 of the next year, he again made a forced landing in de Havilland #366 after the airplane began to experience motor trouble. He landed near Wakarusa, Indiana, on land owned by Joe C. Brown. While inspecting his engine, Myers noted that rubber was lodged in the carburetor jet. Mechanics were sent out from Bryan On January 26 of the next year, he again made was able to takeoff only two hours after landing.

Forced landing report, February 8, 1926  
  George Myers
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(top left) Forced landing report, February 8, 1926

(bottom right) Myers in Omaha 1924
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