American Legion Convention in 1928

 

Fokker Tri-motor Airplane
Fokker Tri-motor Airplane, Grand Forks Herald, Thursday, July 12, 1928, Volume XLVII, Number 212, Page 5.

 

States Conventions Parade Featured First Day Of Annual Gatherings Here.  Notables Arrive via Airplane for Ex-Service Men’s Gathering; Annual Ball Held Last Evening; Election of Officers Today, Banquet Tonight as Closing Feature.  Past National Commanders Hanford MacNider and Franklin D’Olier of the American Legion and Assistant Secretary of War for Aviation F. Trubee Davison arrived in Grand Forks at shortly after eight o’clock Wednesday evening in an army tri-motor Whirlwind Fokker transport airplane piloted by Captain E. C. Eaker, one of the Pan-American Goodwill flyers and one of the few men in the United States to wear the distinguished flying cross of the army.  All of the party will speak at the convention of the American Legion of North Dakota this morning.  The plane left Mason City, Iowa, at shortly after three o’clock Wednesday afternoon.  The schedule of the flyers calls for their leaving Grand Forks some time this afternoon to fly to Aberdeen, South Dakota, where the South Dakota Legion is holding their convention.  (Grand Forks Herald, Thursday, July 12, 1928, Volume XLVII, Number 212, Page 1)

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