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PILOT STORIES: Yackey, Wilfred Alonzo Jr.

Air Mail Service Began: March 10, 1921
Air Mail Service Ended: October 31, 1922
Assignments: College Park, Maryland
  April 16, 1921 – Cheyenne, Wyoming
  May 1, 1921 – Omaha, Nebraska
  October 1, 1921 – Iowa City, Iowa
  February 1, 1922 – Chicago, Illinois

"Tony" Yackey left the Air Mail Service less than two years after joining it. By the mid-1920s, he had made his way to Chicago, where he continued flying airplanes, sometimes as a stunt flyer, sometimes as a test pilot. He was killed on the afternoon of October 7, 1927 while test flying a monoplane craft he had built, falling some 500 feet to the ground.

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