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Hyde, Harley Clifton



  • Existence: 1892-1919

Harley Clifton Hyde was born in Missouri on February 23, 1892 and was the younger brother of J. V. Hyde. In November 1917, he enlisted in the Air Service Reserve and was called to active duty on May 11, 1918 as a Flying Cadet at the School of Military Aeronautics (SMA), University of California-Berkeley. After graduation from SMA, Harley was transferred to the Aviation Concentration Camp at Camp Dick, Dallas, Texas and later sent to Flying School at Souther Field, Americus, Georgia where he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on November 2, 1918. Harley worked as an instructor at several locations, including Brooks Field (San Antonio, Texas), Barron Field (Forth Worth, Texas), and Post Field (Fort Sill, Oklahoma). He died in an airplane accident at Post Field on March 17, 1919.

Source: Biography for Harley C. Hyde derived from collection materials.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

J. V. and Harley Hyde Collection

Identifier: 1985-08-15-A
Abstract Jules Verne (J. V.) Hyde (1889-1953) and Harley Hyde (1892-1919) were brothers who served in World War I as flight instructors. The collection contains documents, clippings, and photographs relating to J. V. Hyde's military service during World War I, his post-war work as the first manager of Boeing Field, and later work at Boeing as an inspector. The collection also includes documents, clippings, and photographs about his brother Harley's World War I service and death due to an airplane...

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