Item 371N3105 - Wreckage of plane on golf course after fatal crash

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371N3105

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Wreckage of plane on golf course after fatal crash

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  • 1931-05-26 (Creation)

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Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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(1902-1982)

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Photograph of an unidentified man looking at the wreckage of a small Pargon Flying Service airplane after the plane crashed on the West Hills Golf Course in Portland on Tuesday, May 26, 1931. The pilot, Roy H. Scheffel, was killed. A cropped version of this photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, May 27, 1931, under the headline “To Death on West Hills Golf Course.” The photograph had the following caption: “Battered wreckage of the light plane in which Roy H. Sheffel [sic], operator of the Rendezvous eating place, made a fatal plunge to the seventh fairway of the West Hills golf course Tuesday afternoon. The picture was taken after the ship had been righted.” The photograph accompanied a story about Scheffel’s death, headlined “Cafe Man Killed in Air Crash.”

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N3105

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