Wings Over Washington

In more innocent times, it was okay to buzz the Capitol.

(Library of Congress)

Training Flight Wreck

(Library of Congress)

On November 9, 1938, two Army pilots, Lt. Col. Leslie MacDill and Private Joseph G. Gloxner, were burned to death in a horrific wreck blocks from the Capitol en route to Bolling Field in Anacostia, Maryland, following a demonstration and training flight in a BC-1 pursuit aircraft. Three automobiles on the ground were also crushed.

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