Closest to the Stars: Captain Hawthorne Gray

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Charles Lindberg’s was not the only feat of aeronautics to come out of the St Louis area in 1927. Much less remembered but no less daring, were the efforts of an Army officer, Captain Hawthorn C Gray, to rise higher than any had before.

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