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1922, Oct 20
Freefall Parachute Jump
The first emergency freefall parachute jump ended in a grape arbor in the back yard of the still-standing house (1986) at 335 Troy St, Dayton, Ohio. The jump was made by McCook Field test pilot, Lt Harold H Harris, on Oct 20, 1922. Harris' airplane crashed three blocks away in the yard of a double house that once stood at 403 Valley Street. (a brief quotation from a Field Guide to Flight by Mary Ann Johnson with permission as stated in said book)
Submitted by Elmer K. Miller

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