James Floyd Smith Photo

James Floyd Smith

Born: Oct 17, 1884

Death: Apr 18, 1956

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

James Floyd Smith

Date of Birth : Oct 17, 1884
Date of Death : Apr 18, 1956
Birth Place : United States of America

James Floyd Smith was a test pilot and instructor for Glenn Martin and was a manufacturer of parachutes. He built and flew his own plane in 1912 and invented the manually operated parachute for the Army in 1918. He was awarded the Aero Club of America Medal or Merit.


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