Lewis Yancey

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Birthday
16, 1895
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Mar 3, 1940 (44)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
16, 1895
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Mar 3, 1940 (44)

About

Pioneering aviator who made historic flights from Maine to Rome and from New York to Bermuda.

Before Fame

He served in World War I with the navy; his interest in aviation developed later.

Trivia

He was awarded aviation medals by three European countries and by Pope Pius XI.

Family Life

He grew up in Chicago, Illinois.

Associated With

He and fellow aviator, Max Conrad, both flew over oceans without the aid of modern navigation instruments.