Air pilots

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Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Russel Dick with Ben F. and Claudia O. Gregory posed in front of an airplane. Ben Gregory (1889-1974) was a Kansas City pilot and race car enthusiast born in Macon, Missouri, starting as a barnstormer in the 1920s with his "Fly with Ben" airplane tours.

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Photograph of Ben Gregory in the cockpit of a plane with inscription "Passenger Service, Gregory Front D[rive] Motor Cars & Tr[ucks]." Ben Gregory (1889-1974) was a Kansas City pilot and race car enthusiast born in Macon, Missouri, starting as a barnstormer in the 1920s with his "Fly with Ben" airplane tours.

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Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 showing photographs relating to the kidnappers of Mary McElroy. Included are photographs of those that apprehended, transported, and unknowingly aided the kidnappers, the hideout, the ransom, the kidnapper's car, and the kidnappers themselves.

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Clipping entitled "Police Head Thanks Pilot" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy. The photograph's caption states, "Howard, E. Hall, pilot of the T. & W. A. [Transcontinental & Western Air] plane that brought back the McElroy kidnapers, was congratulated by E. C. Reppert, director of police, when he arrived at the airport. The picture shows R. E. Vetterli, chief agent, department of justice; James O’Neil, secretary to the chief of police; Mr. Reppert, Howard E.

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Negative of postmaster congratulating pilot on first airmail run, October 31, 1921. The temporary service lasted four days. This photograph was taken by R. S. Knowlson at the American Legion field. American Legion field was located at 67th St. and Belinder Road (now Avenue) in Mission Hills, Kansas. The image includes Ford Harvey, George Conner and L. H. Garrison in the frame. Source: Lou Holland Aviation Collection, courtesy of the Kansas City Museum.

Group of unidentified men with Henry McElroy (fifth from the left) before plane at unidentified location.

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