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Ernest Emery Harmon

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Ernest Emery Harmon

Birth
Fort Worth, Denton County, Texas, USA
Death
27 Aug 1933 (aged 40)
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Add to Map
Plot
Sec: 4, Site: 2788
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Ernest Emery Harmon was born in Dallas, Texas, on February 8, 1893. His education consisted of attending Bethany College in West Virginia and George Washington University for a year afterwards.

It was in 1917 when Captain Harmon enlisted in the aviation section of the signal corps reserve, from there he was sent to Austin, Texas. After receiving flight training he became a Second Lieutenant on April 5, 1918. He was then appointed as a Second Lieutenant in the regular army on July 1, 1920.

Following assignments in several locations, Ernest Harmon earned a living as a test pilot for the United States Patent Office. He was chosen to fly the Martin Bomber in the "Round the Rim" flight of 1919. He won the Detroit News Trophy at the International Air Races when he flew the Huff Daland light bomber at an average speed of 119.19 miles per hour.

While making a test flight from Maryland to Mitchel Field on August 27, 1933, Captain Harmon lost his life when the aircraft ran out of fuel near Stamford, Connecticut. He attempted to parachute to safety, but he was too low for the chute to open.
Ernest Emery Harmon was born in Dallas, Texas, on February 8, 1893. His education consisted of attending Bethany College in West Virginia and George Washington University for a year afterwards.

It was in 1917 when Captain Harmon enlisted in the aviation section of the signal corps reserve, from there he was sent to Austin, Texas. After receiving flight training he became a Second Lieutenant on April 5, 1918. He was then appointed as a Second Lieutenant in the regular army on July 1, 1920.

Following assignments in several locations, Ernest Harmon earned a living as a test pilot for the United States Patent Office. He was chosen to fly the Martin Bomber in the "Round the Rim" flight of 1919. He won the Detroit News Trophy at the International Air Races when he flew the Huff Daland light bomber at an average speed of 119.19 miles per hour.

While making a test flight from Maryland to Mitchel Field on August 27, 1933, Captain Harmon lost his life when the aircraft ran out of fuel near Stamford, Connecticut. He attempted to parachute to safety, but he was too low for the chute to open.

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