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Wiley Post

Wiley PostAKA Wiley Hardeman Post

Born: 22-Nov-1898
Birthplace: Van Zandt County, TX
Died: 15-Aug-1935
Location of death: Point Barrow, AK
Cause of death: Accident - Airplane [1]
Remains: Buried, Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Aviator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: First pilot to fly solo round the world

[1] Dies near Barrow, Alaska when his sea plane plunges into a lagoon. At the time, he and humorist Will Rogers were surveying possible flight paths between Seattle and the Soviet Union.

Father: William Francis Post
Mother: Mae Quinlan Post
Wife: Mae Laine (m. 27-Jun-1927)

    Distinguished Flying Cross 1932
    National Aviation Hall of Fame 1969
    Ticker-Tape Parade 2-Jul-1931
    Ticker-Tape Parade 26-Jul-1933
    Missing Eye near Seminole, OK (1-Oct-1926)

    Air Hawks (7-May-1935) · Wiley Post

Is the subject of books:
Will Rogers & Wiley Post: Death at Barrow, 1993, BY: Sterling B. Bryan and Sterling N. Frances

Author of books:
Around the World in Eight Days: The Flight of the Winnie Mae (1931, Ghost written)

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