ROSCOE TURNER AVIATION PIONEER COLLECTION OF 11 TYPED LETTERS OF CONDOLENCE AND TRIBUTE ON HIS DEATH: includes letters from The Society of Experimental Test Pilots, The American Legion, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, House of Representatives/Science and Astronautics Committee, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Director of Civil Defense/Governor of North Dakota, The Mayor of Memphis Tennessee, The Department of the Air Force, Silver Wings Fraternity, etc. Most of the letters are 8.5 x 11 and a few 7.25 x 10. In part: "His image was truly a strong and powerful one in the development of aviation...", "...served a whole generation of young people as an outstanding example of manliness and courage...His counsel and guidance...deep involvement in aeronautics...injected the realism of flying...", "Roscoe was one of the vanishing Americans who thrived on individualism and contributed so much to the building of America...admired his accomplishments in the field of aviation...", "I followed your husbands exploits with more than ordinary interest since I was a boy...he was a courageous gentleman.","one of my boyhood heroes". All11 letters are in fine condition and contain some wonderful testimonials to a famous American aviation pioneer.
Roscoe Turner (September 29, 1895 – June 23, 1970) was a record-breaking American aviator who was a three-time winner of the Thompson Trophy air race, and widely recognized by his flamboyant style and his pet lion named Gilmore.