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Ovington, Earle, 1879-1936



  • Existence: 1879-1936

Biographical Note

Earle Lewis Ovington was an early American aviator.

Earle L. Ovington was born on December 20, 1879 in Illinois. He flew the first official airmail flight in the United States on September 23, 1911. He died on July 21, 1936. No further information is known.


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - O

Scope and Contents Individuals whose names begin with O: Oberth, Hermann [Rocketry and astronautics pioneer] Biographical sketchObituary, Seattle Times, December 30, 1989Photocopy of photograph O'Callaghan, Claud V. [General traffic manager, Varney Air Lines] "Varney Advertising Proves Profitable in Building Air Mail Volume," Air Transportation, September 1, 1928 ...

Paul Davis Early Aviation Photograph Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2002-07-23
Contents of the Collection The Paul Davis Early Aviation Photograph Collection is comprised of 16 black-and-white 3.25x4.5" photographs featuring early aircraft. The photographs were taken by an unidentified photographer in 1910 and 1911 in New York, including some during the 1910 Belmont International Aviation Meet. There are two copies of each photograph and nearly all include a brief handwritten caption on the reverse that provides some contextual information, such as date, names, aircraft model and/or manufacturer,...

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