|Alys Bryant Surrounded by Sinclair, Barnaby and Denehie.|
Oct. 6, 1939
Mr. Walter E. Lees, EB
2505 Pinecrest Drive,
Dear Friend Walter:
Am enclosing a couple of pictures I got at Cleveland, thinking you might like them for your collection. One of them is of part of the gang grouped around Alys Bryant, with Sinclair, Barnaby, and myself doing most of the surrounding. In having a spectator snap the picture for me, our feet were cut off, otherwise it is fairly sharp. The other picture is of the ladies and speaks for itself.
If you managed to get some pictures at Cleveland, I would appreciate having them for my collection.
Incidentially, I received a letter from Hartman of Burlington, Iowa this week in which letter he wanted me to ask you to mail him a copy of the picture he wanted, and in answering his letter to-day I informed him that was passing his message on to you.
Sincerely yours, W. Austin Denehie, EB
Apt. 202, 3784 Boston Blvd.,
|Alys Bryant at Far Right.|
Courtesy of Scott MacRae/Airport Manager
Pops and I made a lot of trips because we could leave the girls with my mother and father who lived with us. We went to the Cleveland Air Races. We flew there in a Packard Diesel and I remember Pops telling me to be prepared to jump because there were so many ships in the air. I thought how much easier it would be to jump if I saw Pops jump first.
Our friends Betty and Ralph Stout managed a Country Club there and they invited us over to dinner and we had a funny deal there as Pops had forgot his good clothes and just had knickers to wear. I had brought a formal dress, but we couldn't go into the main dining room because we weren't dressed properly. However, Pops enjoyed the golf club and played there. I still hear from Betty Stout. She lives in Florida now.
While we were at the air races, we rode back and forth with Jimmy Doolittle and his wife in their car and went to several things that they went to with the Early Birds. We also went to the Zistel house. Pops taught "Zip" Zistel (Errol H. Zistel) to fly at Newport News, VA in 1916. Zip became a war ace and a general.