Monday, September 19, 2005

Eddie August Schneider (1911-1940) in the Clearfield Progress; Clearfield, Pennsylvania; August 15, 1930.“Boy Aviator Forced to Land, but Arises Again. Stultz Field, Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, August 15, 1930 (INS) Eddie Schneider, 18 year old Jersey City aviator, took off from here for Columbus, Ohio, at 12:30 p.m. today. Schneider, attempting to lower the junior transcontinental flying record set by the late Frank Goldsborough, was forced down here after rain and low clouds had forced him to descend at Huntington and Water Street, Pennsylvania, yesterday. Schneider refueled his 110 horsepower Cessna monoplane here and said he would stop to refuel again at Columbus. Flying conditions west were reported favorable.” Posted by Picasa