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 James Clifford Turpin

James Clifford Turpin

Birth
Death Jan 1966 (aged 79)
Burial Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 17981394 · View Source
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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)


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  • Created by: Tracy
  • Added: 18 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17981394
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Clifford Turpin (6 May 1886–Jan 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17981394, citing Lothrop Hill Cemetery, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Tracy (contributor 46557105) .