|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1891|
|Death: ||Apr. 26, 1927|
Lieutenant Commander Noel Guy Davis and Lieutenant Stanton Hall Wooster were United States Navy airmen who made an attempt to fly the Atlantic Ocean from New York-to-Paris in the spring of 1927.
The men were trying to win the $25,000 dollar Orteig Prize offered by New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig for the first nonstop flight between New York and Paris. Davis Wooster flew a Keystone Pathfinder plane called American Legion (N-X179). While testing with a heavy load of gas on April 26, 1927 the Pathfinder lost altitude and crashed on its nose in Virginia killing both men.
Charles Lindbergh won the prize for his successful flight in the Spirit of St. Louis on May 20-12, 1927.
Saint John's Cemetery
Created by: Doug Lindsey
Record added: Apr 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50845044
If the Naval Academy had voted on the man most likely to succeed, from the class of 1914, Noel Davis would most certainly have gotten many votes. This young man excelled at most everything he tried. When I started researching him, I was expecting to find...(Read more)|
Added: Dec. 10, 2015
Lt. Cmdr. N. Davis, USN, designated Naval Aviator #2944 in 1921. Grad. USNA, Class of 1914. Resigned 1922. Killed in plane accident related to trans-Atlantic crossing attempt.|
Added: Oct. 16, 2012