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But the Civil Aviation Authority inspectors would not allow him to fly it unless he wore a chute, which he refused to do, so the machine was never tried. After leaving Pratt and Whitney he worked on a sub-contract machine work for various firms for some time. Diabetic and in failing health, he was last employed as a piece worker for K-F and D Manufacturing Company. He became seriously ill for several weeks with a heart condition and passed away on February 27, 1952, at age 66. There were no family survivers. Burial was in East Cemetary, Manchester, Connecticut. Domenjoz had joined the Early Birds in 1937. Flying Pioneer, John Domenjoz, although foreign-born, learned to fly in the early days of aerial experimentation and spent most of his flying career in the United States, thus adding his share to the history of American aviation.
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