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British Aviator Is Burned to Death
Knoxville Journal and Tribune,
Knoxville, Tennessee, November 6, 1914,
Transcribed by Bob Davis - 3-13-07
Aldershot, England Via London, Nov. 5. - Aviator Busk, of the aircraft staff, was burned to death in midair today when a biplane he was testing caught fire.

The biplane burst into flames about 1,000 feet above the ground. Busk tried to descend by gliding. He continued this for nearly a mile, the craft burning furiously."

     If you search on "Edward Teshmaker Busk" using Google, (9-24-09), you will find about 11,800 links. Many of them simply repeat the report of his death. One of the best places to start is the website cited immediately below.

Edward Teshmaker Busk
     This article on Wikipedia is a very good place to start your search. The information is clear and concise and there are other links mentioned. You can access it by clicking on the title above.

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from Flight/global - DECEMBER 17, 1925

     This article from the Flight/global archive is a full page and very interesting and comprehensive. It is perhaps the best source of information on this pioneer aviator which I have found to date. It appears to be an excerpt from the book by his mother, Mrs. Mary Busk. The following cites the source:

E. T. Busk—A Pioneer in Flight. By Mrs. Mary Busk.
(With a short memoir of Flight-Commander H. A. Busk,
R.N.A.S.) John Murray. 75. 6d. net.

     You can access it by clicking on the title above.

The Royal Aircraft Factory
      In this article from the Aviation News magazine, you will find a rather comprehensive report of the developement of the Royal Air Force and of the role played by Busk in the process. You will also find a very nice picture of the BE-2a plane in which Busk died.
      You can access the page by clicking on the title above.

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Edward Teshmaker Busk:
Born March 8th, 1886,
died November 5th, 1914
Mary Acworth Busk
Product Details
Unknown Binding: 92 pages
Publisher: R. Maclehose (1917)
Language: English
Used Price: $199.25
ASIN: B000862G9O

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E.T. Busk,
a pioneer in flight;:

With a short memoir of H.A. Busk,
flight commander, R.N.A.S.,
Mary Acworth Busk
Product Details
Unknown Binding:
Publisher: J. Murray (1925)
Language: English
Limited Availability
ASIN: B000884366

EDWARD TESHMAKER BUSK (March 8 1886 - November 5 1914)
Courtesy of  Find A Grave

Editor's Note: If you have any more information on this Early Flier,
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper


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