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GLENN L. MARTIN - TELEGRAM UNSIGNED 03/22/1916 - HFSID 5000195

GLENN L. MARTIN The airplane factory owner and World War II veteran sends this telegram to the Aero Club of America Telegram unsigned, 1p, 6½x8½. Los Angeles, California, 1916 March 22. On Western Union Telegram form to "AERO CLUB OF AMERICA/ NEW YORK NY".

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GLENN L. MARTIN The airplane factory owner and World War II veteran sends this telegram to the Aero Club of America Telegram unsigned, 1p, 6½x8½. Los Angeles, California, 1916 March 22. On Western Union Telegram form to "AERO CLUB OF AMERICA/ NEW YORK NY". In full: "THERE ARE NO OFFICERS IN AERONAUTIC SECTION NAVAL MILITIA CALIFORNIA HOLDING PILOT LICENSE BUT HAVE THREE LICENSED PRIVATES AVIATORS A C BURNS PILOT THREE SEVENTY ED MUSICK THREE SIXTY NINE LAWRENCE STROUD TWO THIRTY THREE COMMANDER SIMPSON EXPECTS TO LEARN TO FLY/ GLENN L MARTIN". Glenn L. Martin (1886-1955) established one of the first airplane factories in the United States in Santa Ana, California in 1909. He began building aircraft for the U.S. Army in 1914. In 1917, Martin formed The Glenn L. Martin Company based in Cleveland, Ohio. During WWII, Martin's specialties were the B-10 and B-26 Marauder bombers. He is enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Heavily toned. Worn and creased with multiple folds. Corners and parts of edges removed. "X177 US" written in an unknown hand near sending date and location. 4-line pencil note that is difficult to decipher scrawled near bottom. Otherwise, fine condition.

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