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PILOT STORIES: Smith, Carl B.

Air Mail Service Began: December 2, 1918
Air Mail Service Ended: December 16, 1918
Assignment: 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.

Carl Smith  
   
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