Stephen W> Callaway

via email courtesy of Donna Morgan, 1-3-05
Here is some additional information I found on Lt. Stephen Callaway:
I believe his line of descent is as follows:
Joseph Callaway
James Callaway
Chesley Callaway
Zachariah Callaway
Chesley Callaway
James C. Callaway b. abt Apr 1850, m. Mar 10, 1894, Jeanette E. Ward, b. Sep 16, 1869 in Bancroft, MN
Stephen Ward Callaway b Mar 11, 1895 in Bismarck, ND
Stephen W. Callaway is listed on the 1920 census in Los Angeles, CA. He is a boarder, 24 yrs old, single, and his occupation is listed as aviation. He was born in ND. His father in MO. (ED #307, page 20A)
Stephen W. Callaway is listed on the 1930 census in Norfolk, VA. He is married, 35 yrs old, born in ND. His father in MO. His occupation is listed as Lieut. Navy Air Force. His wife's name is Catherine. He has 2 sons, Stephen W. Callaway, age 7, and Joseph Callaway, age 1 both born in Washington, DC. (ED # 97, page 4A)
Hope this is useful to you,
ST. LOUIS MO, 1923
  Verville-Sperry Racer  
The Verville-Sperry racer, trimmest of all aircraft, will be one of the competitors
in the race for the Pulitzer trophy. The landing wheels fold up when it is in flight.
from Collection of Walter E. Lees


9 a. m..---Gates open
9:30 a. m.---Demonstration of the Farman plane, same as Monday and Tuesday.
11 a. m.---Event No. 7, Detroit News air mail trophy race for air mail planes and pilots.
Distance: 186 miles, six times around the course. Prizes, $800, $500 and $200.
Ernest M. Allison, L. H. Garrison, William C. Hopson, James H. Knight, Harold T. Lewis, James F. Moore, Dean C. Smith, Frank R. Yager, Randolph G. Page, E. F. White, B. H. Winslow, W. F. Blanchfield, R. H. Ellis,
W. D. Williams, R. F. Collins and W. L. Smith. Plane numbers not yet assigned.
2 p. m.---Event No. 8, Pulitzer trophy race, the air classic of America, for civilians and military.
Distance: 124 miles, four times around the course.
Prizes: $2000, $1500 and $500.
Lieut. S. W. Callaway, U. S. N., 7, Wright fighter;
Lieut. L. H. Sanderson, U. S. M. C.,Wright fighter;
Ensign A. J. Williams, 9, R-2-C-1;
Lieut. Harold J. Brow, U. S. N., 10, R-2-C-1;
Lieut. Alexander Pearson, U. S. A., 48, Verville-Sperry racer;
Lieut. W. Miller, U. S. A., 49, Curtiss racer;
Lieut. J. D. Corkille, 50, Curtiss racer.
4 p. m.---Demonstration of the Barling bomber, largest airplane in the world.
5 p. m.---Formation flying.
7 p. m.---Night flying demonstration, same as Monday and Tuesday nights.

Several Foreign Countries and U. S. Machines Entered in St. Louis Races
by Herbert Little
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Waukesha Daily Freeman,
Waukesha, Wisconsin, September 29, 1923
Transcribed by Donna Morgan, 1-1-05
      St. Louis, Missouri - The fastest, the highest, the biggest, and smallest flying machines will assemble at St. Louis flying field here October 1 for the international air races, seven speed classics that are expected to establish new records in aviation.
      Several European entries, including Brack-Papa, Italian ace; Larry Carter, winner of the British air derby, and perhaps Sadi-Lecointe, the French speedster, make the Pulitzer 200-kilometer race that climaxes the show, October 3, international for the first time.
      The army, which won the Pulitzer trophy at Detroit last year, will send its fastest, and the navy has constructed four new "mystery planes", two Wright racers and two Curtis racers, especially built for this event. The seamen are determined to show better than last year, when Lieut. Russell Maughan won, setting a new world's record of 236. 5 miles an hour, with another army airman placing second.
      Last week at Mineola one of the navy's new Wright planes, piloted by Lieut. L. H. Sanderson; hit the 238 mile-an-hour mark over a measured course. Lieutenant Sanderson will pilot the same plane in the Pulitzer race. Lieut. Stephen W. Callaway will fly the other Wright racer and Lieut. A. J. Williams and Ensign H. J. Brow will pilot the two Curtis planes for the navy in the same event.
      Lieutenant Brack-Papa will fly in his Fiat racer, said to be capable of developing 800 horsepower. The new Wright navy racers are said to develop 700 horsepower, but the most powerful racing motor heretofore built in the United States has been of 600 horsepower. Lieutenant Maughan's ship, in which he set the record last year, developed only 450 horsepower.
      Lieutenant Maughan will not compete this year. The army entries are Lieut. A. Pearson, in a Verville-Sperry racer, and Lieuts. J. D. Corkville and W. Miller in Curtis racers.
      The navy contingent of thirty-six enlisted men and nine pilots arrived and set up camp here Sept. 20. Nearly one-half of the detail is composed of marines. Several of the navy pilots now are flying from San Diego, Calif.; Pensacola Fla., and the island of Haiti.
      Navy and Army representatives both have inspected the flying field and 50-kilometer triangular course and approved it. Air board officials promoting the race here are making preparations to handle 200,000 spectators at the races.
      The first event of the race will occur when civilian pilots from everywhere will compete in the "Ou-to-St. Louis" race for a $1,000 prize awarded on compilation of speed, endurance and size of plane. These planes will arrive in time for the first day of the races, Oct. 1, it is calculated.
      Two races will be held Monday - the 150-kilometer Flying club of St. Louis trophy, for two-seater airplanes driven by civilians, and the 300-kilometer Liberty Engine Builders' trophy, for military observation planes equipped with Liberty motors only.
      On Tuesday commercial planes of 200 horsepower or less will race for the Aviation Country club of       Detroit trophy, and large-capacity planes will participate in a 300-kilometer race for the Merchants' Exchange of St. Louis trophy.
      The Detroit New Air Mail trophy 300-kilometer race, for army mail pilots only, will be held Wednesday morning. The Pulitzer race will be held in the afternoon.
      A race of Model airplanes driven by rubber bands, will be held Tuesday afternoon for a prize of $300. These midgets will have wingspreads of 40 inches or less.

For a more detailed story of the race,
including some comments by Lt. Callaway,
click on the title above.

For a beautiful picture of the Navy Wright Flyer,
and more details of the air meet,
click on the title above.

Huge Single Motor Air-Cooled Bomber Makes Successful Flight
The Morning News Review,
Florence, South Carolina, April 28, 1927
Transcribed by Donna Morgan, 1-1-05
      Cleveland, Ohio, April 27. - (AP) - Aeronautical engineers here today hailed as a revolutionary step in the advancement of naval aviation the successful trial flight of a huge single motor air-cooled bombing plane constructed in the plant of the Glenn L. Martin Airplane Company.
      It soared for 20 minutes, the first time in history any military plane had carried a load greater than its own weight. Both the take-off and the landing were described by observers as perfect.
      The flight was the first test of the Pratt and Whitney 525 horsepower radial motor developed especially for Naval bombing planes, and the trial was observed by a group of naval experts and aeronautical engineers who have been in close touch with its construction. As the great ship took off, Glen L. Martin, president of the company bearing his name, in whose plant it was built, declared that if successful, the flight would render "virtually obsolete all bombing planes equipped with water-cooled motors."
      Lieut. Stephen W. Callaway, who broke the world naval plane speed record last week at Norfolk, Va., was at the controls.

The date of his death is unknown.

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