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Smith, Floyd, 1884-1956



  • Existence: 1884-1956

Biographical Note

James Floyd Smith was born on October 17, 1884 in Illinois. His family later relocated to Oregon. Smith was a test pilot and instructor for Glenn Martin. Smith also manufactured and invented parachutes, starting the Smith Parachute Company in San Diego, California with one of his sons, Prevost Floyd Smith. It later became the Prevost Smith Parachute Company. On April 18, 1956 Smith died of cancer.


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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - S

Scope and Contents Individuals whose names begin with S: Sachs, Donald G. [Aeronautical engineer, B-17 pilot] Brief resumeObituaries, 1998 Saint Exupery, Antoine de [Pilot, author] "The Spirit of Saint-Exupery," no source, undated"Wind, Sand and Wars," Air & Space, December 1994/January 1995 Sakai, Saburo [WWII Japanese fighter...

William E. Boeing Sr. Papers

Identifier: 2005-10-06-B
Abstract William E. Boeing, Sr. (1881-1956) was an aviation pioneer and founded The Boeing Company in 1916. The collection holds textual materials, such as correspondence, philately, business-related materials, clippings, and ephemera, as well as photographs and illustrations related to his personal and business life, circa 1783-2008. Major areas of interest include family photographs and extensive personal and business-related correspondence.

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