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1919 Back Parachute

This item was used on March 28, 1919, for the first jump from an airplane with a free back pack parachute, at McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio. Civilian Leslie Irving jumped from a DH-9 flown by Floyd Smith, the designer of the parachute. (U.S. Air Force photo)

This item was used on March 28, 1919, for the first jump from an airplane with a free back pack parachute, at McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio. Civilian Leslie Irving jumped from a DH-9 flown by Floyd Smith, the designer of the parachute. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Note: This item is currently in storage.

This item was used on March 28, 1919, for the first jump from an airplane with a free back pack parachute, at McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio. Civilian Leslie Irving jumped from a DH-9 flown by Floyd Smith, the designer of the parachute.

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