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the years. As an expert salesman-pilot he was one of the greatest ambassadors of water flying the industry ever had, and his devout interest in this never diminished. As one of the key men in the early Curtiss organization he was one of a small group of stalwarts who steadfastly assisted Curtiss to accomplish his world recognized position in the early aircraft industry,[[strikethrough]]. and his [[strikethrough]] "Becky" Havens' efforts contributed greatly to the rapid development of Curtiss planes and engines, as well as the growth and success of the company. Few men indeed have contributed more to early American aviation history
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