•  Robert J Gilliland Cover Signed by  Harold R Harris  US WW1 Fighter Pilot

Robert J Gilliland Cover Signed by  Harold R Harris  US WW1 Fighter Pilot

Unused TP38 Robert J Gilliland Cover Personally Signed by  Harold R Harris  US WW1 Fighter Pilot

Harold Ross Harris (December 20, 1895 – July 28, 1988) was a notable American test pilot and U.S. Army Air Force officer who held 26 flying records.

Graduated in July 1917. After graduation he was sent to Europe for flight training where he helped set up the 8th Aviation Instruction Center for the Allied Expeditionairy Force in Foggia, Italy. After 181 minutes of dual instruction time, he soloed, and shortly afterward was named Chief Instructor for both day and night training. He served at Foggia from March to July 1918. While there Harris flew Farman and Caproni bombers. On July 25, 1918, Harris along with co-pilot, George Lewis, led the first successful flight by American pilots over the Alps, crossing from Italy to France in four Caproni bombers. While based in Italy Harris also helped the United States Navy establish an aerial ferry route from Ilan to Paris.

Successfully tested the world's first pressurized aircraft, was the first airman to safely escape an aircraft by "bailing out" using a free-fall parachute. In his civilian career he helped create the first aerial application "crop dusting" business, and later retired as vice-president of Pan American Airways. Details enclosed. 

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Robert J Gilliland Cover Signed by Harold R Harris US WW1 Fighter Pilot

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