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    Gustave Albin Whitehead (born Gustav Albin Weisskopf; 1 January 1874 – 10 October 1927) was an aviation pioneer who emigrated from Germany to the United States where he designed and built gliders, flying machines, and engines between 1897 and 1915. Controversy surrounds published accounts and Whitehead's … See more

    Whitehead was born in Leutershausen, Bavaria, the second child of Karl Weisskopf and his wife Babetta. As a boy he showed an interest in flight, experimenting with kites and earning the nickname "the … See more

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    Whitehead did not give identifiers to his first aircraft, but according to Randolph and Harvey to the end of 1901 he had built "fifty-six airplanes". See more

    Whitehead's work remained mostly unknown to the public and aeronautical community after 1911 until a 1935 article was published in … See more

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    Stella Randolph stated in Lost Flights of Gustave Whitehead (1937) that Richard Howell wrote the article about a Whitehead flight in … See more

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    According to an affidavit given in 1934 by Louis Darvarich, a friend of Whitehead, the two men made a motorized flight of about half a mile in See more

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    In addition to his work on flying machines, Whitehead built engines. In 1904, he attended the St. Louis World's Fair and displayed an aeronautical motor. Air Enthusiast wrote: … See more

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    Andrew Cellie and James Dickie were named in the Bridgeport Herald article as two witnesses to Whitehead's early-morning flight. The article was published without a byline, but researchers and scholars on both … See more

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  2. The Case for Gustave Whitehead - Wright Brothers

    WebGustave Whitehead, born 1874, died 1927. A steam engine built by Whitehead. This was similar to the steam engines used by Locomobile, a Bridgeport automobile manufacturer where he had worked. Whitehead …

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  3. The Flight Claims of Gustave Whitehead

    WebApr 6, 2013 · Gustave Whitehead (1874-1927), a native of Leutershausen, Bavaria, who immigrated to the United States, probably in 1894, claimed …

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    • About Gustave Whitehead - First to Fly

      WebLearn more about Gustave Whitehead (German immigrant Gustav Weißkopf), true inventor of the airplane, with full documentary evidence, including new discoveries, provided in the compelling new book, …

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      WebSep 1, 2013 · In 1904, Gustave Whitehead was photographed with his 1901 machine — …

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