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ALFRED VERVILLE
 

 
 
Alfred Verville
 
 
Alfred Verville
Photo Courtesy of Joyce Stevens
 

 
 
  THREE ENTRIES
INTERNATIONAL AIR MEET
ST. LOUIS, MO.
 
  Three Entries  
  The comparative sizes of three entries.
In center: The T-2, an army transport.
At left: A Thomas-Morse plane.
At right: A Verville-Sperry racer.
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  This comes from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Rotogravure Picture Section, September 30, 1923

 
 
FIRST AMERICAN BUILT LOW-WING MONOPLANE

With increased landing speeds, some new designs began to appear. Fred Verville brought the first American low-wing monoplane for the annual races at Selfridge Field sponsored by the Army.
From William Bushnell Stout's book, SO AWAY I WENT!
Autographed:
To Walter Lees,
whose skill and quick thinking saved the day
--- and him too.,
Sincerely, Bill Stout,
Nov. 1952

 
VERVILLE-SPERRY R3 IN THE PULITZER RACE, 1922

Two low-wing monoplane racers were built in 1922 by the Sperry company to the design of Alfred Verville. These aircraft participated in the Pulitzer Race at Detroit and finished 5th and 7th. One aircraft was redesigned in 1923 and re-engined with a 500-hp Curtiss D-12A. This aircraft was entered for the Pulitzer Race in St. Louis, but withdrawn after starting through excessive instability.
From THE LORE OF FLIGHT, Crescent Books, 1970

 
 
Verville Stamp
 
 
A. Verville Fellowship
The National Air and Space Museum has established the A. Verville Fellowship to honor the memory of Alfred V. Verville, a noted aircraft designer. A competitive nine-to- twelve-month fellowship, the Verville is intended to assist scholars interested in the analysis of major trends, developments, and accomplishments in aviation or space studies. The Museum is most interested in attracting candidates for this fellowship who do not have great access to traditional research sources of funding. Qualified researchers outside mainstream academic circles are strongly encouraged to apply. The fellowship is supported by a stipend.
January 15 is the deadline for applications each year.
Applications are mailed November 15th.
For further information and application materials, please write:
A. Verville Fellowship
3312, MRC 312
National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C. 20560
 
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