Thursday, February 6, 2014

Lieutenant J Macready -- February 6, 2014

On 28-September-1921, Lieutenant J Macready took off from McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio, the US Army Air Service's experimental field, in a Le Pere airplane with a supercharged Packard engine and climbed to 37,800, setting a new altitude record.  He later increased the record to over 40,000 feet. 

Macready served as an Army air instructor during World War One and commanded air groups during World War Two. 

The images are from the 1922 Aircraft Yearbook.   

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