Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Aviator Charles F. Willard Sitting Behind the Wheel of an Airplane - September 1, 2009

Charles F Willard was a pioneering aviator who learned to fly from Glenn Curtiss and later designed airplanes for Glenn Martin. He managed to live until 1977.

The photo comes from the Library of Congress' wonderful American Memory site (http://memory.loc.gov/). DN-0056125, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.

Today is the 70th anniversary of the Germans invading Poland and starting World War II, if you don't count what the Japanese were doing in China.

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