Contributed by Roger Anderson, 7-25-09
Roger has collected and now shares with us a series of newsclippings from the Duluth News Tribune which detail the exciting career of Harry Webster during the period 1914 to 1915. Reproduced below you will find the earliest one in the series.
THOUSANDS BY HIS DARING FLIGHTS
H. J. Webster, licensed airman, whose home is in Duluth, thrilled Billings, Mont.,
with a spectacular flight last week. Circling and dipping, immediately above the business part of the city, he
almost caused a cessation of business.
Webster flew at a height of 1,100 feet and did his circling, dipping and spiraling high in the clouds. His flight was described as being of the "breathless variety" and from indications he is rapidly developing into a second Lincoln Beachy . Mr. Webster will use a Curtiss biplane and will make the fairs and celebrations in the northwest this summer. The accompany pictures were taken of Mr. Webster in his machine on the Pacific coast this spring where he "tuned up" in a big hydroplane for the summer's work.
Many friends of Mr. Webster in Duluth are following his career as a birdman with interest. During the spring months he flew in several cities along the coast and always received flattering mention in the
H. J. WEBSTER
newspapers. A description of his flight by a Billings newspaper commends Mr. Webster for his daring and for his control of the machine.
June 16, 1914
June 18, 1914
July 26, 1914
Feb. 21, 1915
Feb. 28, 1915
Mar. 13, 1915
Mar. 14, 1915
Mar. 15, 1915
July 29, 1915
Aug. 1, 1915
Sep. 13, 1915
H. J. WEBSTER AIR MAILMAN SOARS ABOVE THREE CITIES
WEBSTER WILL FLY AT ELY JULY 23-25
WEBSTER DOES SOME VERY FINE FLYING
AEROPLANE AND MOTOR TO RACE
MANY ENTER IN AUTO ICE RACES
WEBSTER FLIES WITH PASSENGER
ALL IN A DAY'S WORK - A LESSON IN FLYING
WEBSTER MAKES THREE FLIGHTS RACES OVER ICE
DULUTH FLYER JUST AVERTS DEATH DASH
MISS LAURA STOPPLE MAY MAKE FLIGHT IN AIRSHIP
AVIATION EXHIBITION AT PINE CITY FAIR