Matthew Bacon Sellers II
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|Matthew Bacon Sellers II|
|Full name||Matthew Bacon Sellers II|
March 29, 1869|
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
|Died||April 5, 1932
Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York, USA
|Cause of death||Pulmonary embolism|
|Known for||Inventor of retractable landing gear, Peer of the Wright brothers, Samuel Langley and Octave Chanute. President Wilson appointed him as one of two representatives of the Aeronautical Society of America on the newly formed Naval Consulting Board. Josephus Daniels, the secretary of the navy, recommended for this appointment. Thomas A. Edison chaired this Board composed of prominent scientists of that period.|
|Famous flights||Piloted the first aircraft to take off and land in Kentucky.|
Matthew Bacon Sellers II (March 29, 1869 - April 5, 1932) was a United States inventor and scientist known for his work in the field of aviation.
He was born on March 29, 1869 in Baltimore, Maryland to Matthew Bacon Sellers I.
- "M.B. Sellers Dead. Aircraft Scientist. Was Maker of Lightest Plane and Did Valued Research With 'Wind Tunnel.' An Aide To Daniels In War. Authority on Aerodynamics Had Been on the Naval Consulting Board Since 1915". New York Times. April 6, 1932. Retrieved 2015-04-14.
- Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1913, facsimile Reprint, David & Charles, 1969.