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Clarence B. Coombs
 
 
CLARENCE B. COOMBS - ROLAND ROHLFS - S. E. J. COX
Library of Congress Collection, 1-13-11
 

 
 
ONLINE RESOURCES
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ORENCO D - 1918
     "The Orenco D was an American biplane fighter aircraft, designed by Orenco and built by Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company."

     "The pilot of the first flight test, Clarence B. Coombs, gave it a positive evaluation: "This aircraft performs better than the Sopwith Camel and Snipe, the Thomas-Morse, the Nieuport and Morane Parasol, the Spad and S.V.A."
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PULITZER TROPHY RACE - 1921
Clarence B. Coombs came in second in the 5 lap, 155.35 mile race on November 5, 1921. He was flying a Curtiss-Cox Cactus Kitten and reached an average speed of 170.3 mph. The race was won by Bert Acosta flying a USN Curtiss R-1 at a speed of 176.7 mph.
On the AEROFILES website,
you can find more details by clicking on the
Pulitzer Trophy Races
You can also find an entry on the
Curtiss-Cox Cactus Kitten
 

 
 
CAPTAIN OF POLICE FLIERS IS ARRESTED - 1922
"Clarence Coombs Accused of Grand Larceny in Airplane Deal,
Denies Charge.
Clarence B. Coombs, a captain in the Aviation Corps of the Police Reserve at the Bath Beach station, into lives at 27 Adelaide Street, Rye, was arrested last night at Broadway and Fulton Street on a charge of grand larceny, made by Sidney H. Wilcox, a broker, ..."
Published: October 27, 1922
Copyright The New York Times

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