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Sherman Mills Fairchild

Fairchild, Sherman Mills

Aviation Pioneer
Enshrined 1979 1896-1971


Sherman Mills Fairchild, honored for his outstanding contributions to aviation by his development of practical aerial cameras that were instrumental in the birth and growth of the aerial mapping and aerial surveying industries; for his development and production of early cabin monoplanes used in aerial mapping, by early airlines and bush pilots; and for his entrepreneurship informing nu merous business enterprises that produced a wide variety of aeronautical and astronautical related products for private, public and military use.