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This information comes from the biographical file for pilot Graham, CG-488000-01, -20, reviewed by me in the archives of the National Air & Space Museum (NASM), Washington, DC.


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Lt. Col. Harry T. "Stub" Graham landed at Tucson twice, on Sunday, September 5, 1926 and Tuesday September 7, 1926. The first time he was a passenger with pilot Ned Schramm. You can see at Schramm's link the entry in Schramm's pilot log that documents Graham's flight as passenger with Schramm.

On September 7, 1926 he landed as a pilot flying deHavilland 25-83. Based at San Diego, CA Rockwell Field, he was carrying Schramm as passenger. They stayed overnight in Tucson, returning to San Diego the next day.

Graham was born February 16, 1874 at Newark, OH. According to data in his NASM file (left sidebar) he solo'd during June, 1912 at College Park, MD in a Type "B' Wright airplane. According to Who's Who in Aviation for 1942-43, he advanced through grades from 2nd Lt. to Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army after joining the military in 1900. He was a graduate of the Air Service Tactical School in 1924 and the Air Corps Advanced Flying School in 1927.

In his NASM file, a lone news article from the New York Times of Saturday May 12, 1929 cites Graham as being the subject of court martial proceedings. There were no details other than, "... they involved allegations of infraction of discipline...." Does anyone KNOW the circumstances around this proceeding?

You may see an image of Graham with smoking pipe and in civilian clothing here on this site. Graham was a member of the Early Birds of aviation. The Early Birds link offers additional images of Graham, including a nice formal portrait, that span his life in the military. A copy of his application for membership in the Early Birds is in his NASM file. He passed away in 1952. Does anyone KNOW the exact date?


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