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This article published in the Wichita Eagle covers the history of the Swallow Aircraft Manufacturing Company and its founder, Emil Matthew Laird. The article also details Laird's first flight in a Swallow biplane, the contributions of Swallow employees Walter Beech and Lloyd Stearman, and the overall contributions of Wichita to the American aviation industry.

Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date: May 1, 1970

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This article can be used to provide students with a solid understanding of the accomplishments of the Swallow Aircraft Manufacturing Company, and its contributions to the American aviation industry. This article can also be used in conjunction with material on Walter Beech and Lloyd Stearman, both of whom were employees of the Swallow company earlier in their careers.

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Item Number: 213470
Call Number: K629.13, Aviation Clippings, Vol. 8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213470

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