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James Clifford Turpin
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Birth: May 6, 1886
Death: Jan., 1966


Aviation Pioneer. Graduated from Purdue University; he was the first graduate to become an aviator. A member of the Wright brother's exhibition flying team which made its debut at the Indianapolis Speedway in June 1910. In 1911 Turpin established a new altitude record of 9,400 feet. A series of crashes killed all of the team members except Turpin and Walter Brookins. Turpin was seriously injured but survived a crash at Seattle on May 30, 1912 and continued to fly.

(bio by Kevin Murphy) 
 
Burial:
Lothrop Hill Cemetery
Barnstable
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Tracy G.
Record added: Feb 18, 2007
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James Clifford Turpin
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James Clifford Turpin
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