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Curtiss-Wright Field

Curtiss-Wright Field | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A scene at Curtiss-Wright Field in Milwaukee. Pictured are Arthur D. Gaspar, a Waukesha funeral director, and Paul Trier, the pilot of the Curtiss Thrush. The two men worked with the airport management to establish a pioneering ambulance service for the area.
DESCRIPTION
A scene at Curtiss-Wright Field in Milwaukee. Pictured are Arthur D. Gaspar, a Waukesha funeral director, and Paul Trier, the pilot of the Curtiss Thrush. The two men worked with the airport management to establish a pioneering ambulance service for the area.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10537
Creation Date:March 17 1931
Creator Name:O'Brien, Warren S., Waukesha, Wisconsin
City:Milwaukee
County:Milwaukee
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:O'Brien family : O'Brien family collection, circa 1880-2000
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 6027 Box 2
Original Dimensions:8 x 7 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Curtiss Wright Airport, a commercial field northwest of Milwaukee, was established in 1929 as part of a national chain of airports affiliated with the Curtiss-Wright Company. In one of the great ironies of aviation history, the Curtiss and Wright companies merged in 1929. (Neither were still owned by their founders at that time). The Curtiss-Wright name gave the Milwaukee field a certain cachet, although it was insufficient to overcome the adverse effects of the Depression. As a result, only one hangar was constructed. Nevertheless, Curtiss-Wright Field was a favorite site for Wisconsin air shows, and in 1953 the field (by then known as Timmerman Field) was the site of the first fly-in of the Experimental Aircraft Association.
SUBJECTS
Coats
Hats
Suits (Clothing)
Industrial buildings
Outdoor photography
Ambulance service
Airplanes
Airports
Automobiles

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