STORIES: Smith, Carl B.
Mail Service Began:
||December 2, 1918
Mail Service Ended:
||December 16, 1918
||Belmont Park, New York
Flying an airplane on a test flight, Carl B.
Smith became the Air Mail Service's first casualty on
December 16, 1918. The modified de Havilland he was flying
stalled and fell into a tail spin, crashing at the Standard
Aviation field in Elizabeth, New Jersey.