William R. Badger

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Badger in 1911

William R. Badger (1886 – August 15, 1911)[1] was a pioneer aviator. He died with St. Croix Johnstone of Chicago at the 1911 Chicago International Aviation Meet at Grant Park.[2][3]


  1. ^ William R. Badger; findagrave.comRetrieved October 9, 2017
  2. ^ "William R. Badger". Early Aviators. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  3. ^ "W.R. Badger Crushed by His Engine and St. Croix Johnstone Drowned at Chicago.". New York Times. August 16, 1911. Retrieved 2010-11-07. Two airmen were killed here on this, the fourth day of the big aviation meet at Grant Park, after three days without a serious accident. The victims were William R. Badger, son of a wealthy Pittsburgh family, and St. Croix Johnstone of Chicago, both young men, and the double tragedy took place in the presence of 500,000 spectators.