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Vaniman, Melvin
 
Calvin Vaniman completed a scaled miniature trans-Atlantic passenger airship, “Atlantic No.1”, on June 23, 1912.
 
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Atlantic No.1
 
It was made for the American inventor-aeronaut-adventurer Melvin Vaniman, who died alongside his younger brother Calvin and three other crew members in the airship “Akron” trial-flight disaster on July 2, 1912 near Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
 
 
 


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