W. Redmond Cross

Brief Notes from Blue Ribbon of the Air
by Henry Serrano Villard

Headed by Maj. Samuel Beber, the contest committee of the Aero Club of America arrived in Chicago on 7 September. Other members were George M. Meyers, president of the Kansas City Aero Club, Capt. Charles deForest Chandler of the U.S. Army, W. Redmond Cross and Henry A. Wise Wood of New York, and Frank X. Mudd of Chicago.
     Army interest in the Gordon Bennett dated back to 1912, when the acting chief of the Signal Corps, Col. George P. Scriven, traveled to Chicago to attend that year's contest and Capt. Charles Chandler, Lt. George H. Arnold, and Lt. Thomas de Witt Milling accepted an invitation of the Illinois Aero CLub to officiate at the meet.
From Blue Ribbon of the Air by Henry Serrano Villard, 1897

Editors Note:
I was privileged to know Henry during several years before his death.
He was an fascinating companion and a lifetime friend of aviation.
I heartily recommend his book to you
for the complete story of the Gordon Bennett Race.

W. Redmond Cross died in 1940
From The Early Birds of Aviation Roster of members, 1966

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