David M. Young, author and Midway
Excerpted from Dave Young's
book, Chicago Aviation: An Illustrated
Note: William B. Stout was not only a seminal aviation innovator in Chicago, he designed the venerable Ford
Trimotor, arguably the most ubiquitous early airliner in the United States in the 1920s.
Dave Young is a former Chicago Tribune aviation writer and author
of Fill the Heavens with Commerce: Chicago Aviation,
1855-1926 and Chicago
Aviation: An Illustrated History, part of his four-book Chicago transportation history series.
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