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WILLIAM "BILLY" BURKE
 
 
William
 

 
 
WICHITA: AVIATION CAPITAL.
HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN?

WAVELINK News Magazine
ELLIOTT AVIATION
You will find several references to Billy,
as well as several other pioneers,
In this article from the Magazine.
To read the whole article, just click on:
Billy Burke
 

 
  Limited in war, fliers vital in peace
By Dan Close
The Wichita Eagle
Billy Burke, who had been hired by Wichita Airplane Co. to bring Laird to Wichita, had been a wartime pilot. So was Laird's barnstorming pal, George "Buck" Weaver, who later formed his own aircraft manufacturing company in Wichita.
 
Editor's Note:
This article originally appeared in
the Eagle on Monday, November 19, 1984.
To read the whole article,
which includes references to many other aviation pioneers
Just click on:
Dan Close
 

 
 
 
 
The date of his death is unknown.
 
Editor's Note:
If you have any more information on this Early Bird,
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

 
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