Wiley Post

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Birthday
22, 1898
Birthplace
Grand Saline, TX
Death Date
Aug 15, 1935 (36)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
22, 1898
Birthplace
Grand Saline, TX
Death Date
Aug 15, 1935 (36)

About

High-altitude aviator who became the first pilot to fly around the world alone.

Before Fame

He began working at age twenty-six as a parachutist for Burrell Tibbs and His Texas Topnotch Fliers, a flying circus.

Trivia

His plane, the Winnie Mae, was displayed at the National Air and Space Museum and at the Smithsonian Institution.

Family Life

He married Mae Laine in June of 1927.

Associated With

He and James H. Doolittle were fellow aviators.