Corrigan, Douglas, 1907-1995

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Birth 1907-01-22
Death 1995-12-09
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Douglas Corrigan (1907-1995) was an American pilot during the twentieth century. Corrigan was born in Galveston, Texas and learned to fly in California. He was a member of the crew that built "The Spirit of St. Louis", the airplane in which Charles Lindbergh made his solo transatlantic flight in 1927. In 1938, Corrigan "accidentally" made a solo transatlantic flight from Brooklyn, New York to Dublin, Ireland, a flight which earned him the nickname "Wrong Way" Corrigan. Douglas Corrigan passed away in 1995.

From the description of Douglas Corrigan papers, 1927-1985. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 155192592

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Subjects:

  • Air pilots--20th century
  • Transatlantic flights
  • Airplanes--20th century
  • Aeronautics--20th century

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  • United States (as recorded)