A First Class Pilot


This letter, one of hundreds of documents used in River of January, marks Chum’s first discharge from the Navy in 1933. This letter speaks highly of the young man who five months later would prevail in the “Darkness Derby,” continental air race.

Gail Chumbley is the author of the memoir, River of January. Available on Amazon and Kindle.

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