RANDOLPH G. PAGE DEAD
First To Carry Night Air Mail From New York to San Francisco
FORT WORTH, Texas, February 21, 1930 – Randolph G. Page, Vice President of Texhoma Aeronautical Service, Inc., and air-mail trail blazer, died here today after a brief illness. He was 36 years old.
Mr. Page, who had been an aviator for fifteen years, made the first night air-mail flight in the United States and delivered the first continental air-mail bags from New York to San Francisco in September 1920.
The body will be sent to Washington, D.C. for burial in Arlington National Cemetery.
PAGE, RANDOLPH G
- 1ST LT AIR SERVICE
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/21/1930
- BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 8503
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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