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PILOT STORIES: Robinson, Frederic A.

Air Mail Service Began: August 16, 1919
Air Mail Service Ends: September 27, 1920
Assignments: College Park, Maryland
  August 21, 1919 – Belmont Park, New York
  December 15, 1919 – Newark, New Jersey
  March 1, 1920 – Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
  March 20, 1920 – Newark, New Jersey
  August 16, 1920 - Hazelhurst

Frederick Robinson died tragically on September 27, 1920 while flying from Hazelhurst Field, New York, to Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Robinson flew over the Susquehanna River at low altitude under fog, using the river as a guide. Near Millersburg, Pennsylvania, Robinson was flying low enough that his landing gear struck wires over the river. The wires hurled his airplane tail first into the shallow water, mortally wounding the pilot.

Robinson in cockpit  
   
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(top left) Robinson in cockpit
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