A close up of Marvel Crosson smiling happily. The young but accomplished aviatrix was one of the participants in the 1929 Women's Air Derby. Unfortunately, her plane malfunctioned and crashed, costing the twenty-five year old her life.
Pictured here is the wreckage of Marvel Crosson's plane. Her plane inexplicably failed under suspicious circumstances during her flight from Santa Monica to Cleveland in the 1929 Women's Air Derby. Crosson was just twenty-five at the time.
Young pioneer aviatrix Marvel Crosson dressed in a shirt and strapped shoes demonstrates her knowledge of airplanes by preparing it mechanically for flight. Unfortunately, the talented pilot died in an air derby accident at the age of 25 in 1929.