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Howard Max Rinehart

  • Birth 16 Mar 1885 Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 29 Jul 1949 Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 4028

Aviation Pioneer. Born Howard Max Rinehart, he began his flying career as an instructor of the Wright Brothers Flying School, Dayton, Ohio in 1909. He had been an instructor in Augusta in 1911 and had flown for the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa in 1914. He soon branched into aerial experiments, exhibitions and became one of the first international air racing competitors in the 1920s. In 1927, with Bernard L. Whelan, he formed the Rinehart-Whelan Company, which served planes and built a prototype all-metal monoplane in 1930. Through the 1930s, he continued aerial experiments to the advancement of avaition and flew in explorations.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 20 Nov 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4028
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Howard Max Rinehart (16 Mar 1885–29 Jul 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4028, citing Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .