"Baby Ruth"

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This 17"x 22" print (14"x 20" image size) ships rolled in a sturdy tube. Order on line or by phone at 585-554-5373 Please note online images carry a TWAA watermark. Your final print will not include this security device.

This Monocoupe NC501W was built in 1930 but was sent back to the factory to have its wing clipped from 32 feet to 23 feet 3 inches. It became the first clipped wing Monocoupe 110 Special. After great success as an air racer Johnny Livingston sold the aircraft to Jack Wright of Utica, New York, who entered it in the 1934 England to Australia MacRobertson Race. NC501W was withdrawn from the race after incurring some damage in India. After it was shipped back to the U.S. it was repaired and sold to Ruth Barron of Rochester, New York. The young woman cross-country racer was killed in a devastating crash at Omaha, Nebraska on July 6, 1936. NC501W was totally destroyed.
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