Aircraft Photo of NC501W | Monocoupe D-145 |
Registration / Serial:NC501W
Other Marks:33
Aircraft Original Type:Monocoupe D-145
Aircraft Generic Type:Monocoupe D-145
Aircraft Version:Monocoupe D-145
C/n (msn):5W47
Aircraft Name:Baby Ruth
City / Airport:MildenhallMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGUN   IATA: MHZ   Local: -   Other: -
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:13 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID: 149902
Photographer's Remark

John Livingston won 41 air races in this modified, clipped-wing aircraft which was originally a Monocoupe 110. He sold it to Jack Wright uf Utica, NY and it took part in the London to Melbourne Air Race flown by Wright and John Polando. They had to abandon at Calcutta. Aircraft sponsored by the maker of the Baby Ruth candybar. (The company denied that the bar was named after famous baseball player Babe Ruth.) Interestingly, the swimmer, actress and aviatrix Ruth Wells Barron was the plane's next owner. Unfortunately she was killed in it on 3 July 1936 after it caught fire over Omaha, Nebraska. Photo from: FlightGlobal

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