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They were met by a group of early birds who gave them a "Welcome Home" reception at the Elks Club in New York.

Early in 1932, Day returned to China where he became an advisor of aircraft manufacturing to the Chinese Government. He remained there until 1934 and during that time became manager of the first all-Chinese aircraft factory producing pursuit planes.

Returning to the United States in 1934, he became supervisor of aircraft production for the Department of Munitions and Supplies, Ontario, Canada, where he remained until 1940. At that time he became manager of the aircraft modification plant of the Glenn L. Martin Company, Omaha, Nebraska.

During World War II Day was a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, having been made Major in 1941. About 1946 he moved to Pacific Palisades, California, to do aircraft research and development work. He had a siege in the hospital in 1952 and passed away at his home on May 26, 1955, at age 70. He was survived by his wife. Services were held on May 29th at the Moeller, Murphy and Moeller Funeral Chapel in Santa Monica, California, with a number of Early Birds in attendance, after which his remains were cremated at the Chapel of the Pacific, Woodlawn Cemetery at Santa Monica. Following this the ashes were sent air express for burial in the Day family plot in Greenmont Cemetery, Dansville, New York.

Day was a founding member of the Early Birds and the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, and a member of the Quiet Birdmen. At times both Mr. and Mrs. Day wrote articles on aviation for various publications.

Flying Pioneer, Early Bird Charles H. Day was truly one of the greats of the early American aviation industry. Starting in the first decade of practical aviation he devoted a long active lifetime to aircraft design, development and production procedure. Reportedly, he was responsible for over 25 distinctly different successful planes during his long and noteworthy career, certainly a most creditable record. Well-known, his accomplishments were legend, and few men indeed contributed more to the early progress of American aviation history.

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