Andrew Drew

Andrew Drew (February 1885 – June 12, 1913)[1] was an American tennis player. He competed in the men's singles and doubles events at the 1904 Summer Olympics.[2][3]

Andrew Drew
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BornFebruary 1885
DiedJune 12, 1913(1913-06-12) (aged 28)
Resting placeCalvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
OccupationTennis player, balloonist, aviator
Years active1904–1913

AviationEdit

Drew had been a balloonist in St. Louis before leaving in August 1911 to be trained at the Wright Brothers school in Ohio.[4] Later he worked as an instructor for his friend Max Lillie who owned and flew Wright type airplanes. He later served as Field Director at the Cicero Flying Field in Chicago from the spring of 1912 to October 1912.[5] On June 12, 1913 at Lima, Ohio he took off in a Wright Model B and at 600 feet his gas tank exploded and rode the wreck down to his death.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Andrew Drew; findagrave.com
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Andrew Drew". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "Andrew Drew". Olympedia. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  4. ^ Orville's Aviators:Outstanding Alumni of the Wright Flying School 1910-1916 by John Carver Edwards, c.2009 Introduction page 10; ISBN 978-0-78644227-0
  5. ^ CICERO FLYING FIELD;an article on the historic Chicago airfield by Carroll Gray, aviation historian
  6. ^ EarlyAviators.com; Andrew Drew
  7. ^ "An Air Joy Ride Fatal". The Coffeyville Daily Journal. Lima, Ohio. June 13, 1913. p. 8. Retrieved April 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.

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