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In the Spring of 1915 he was engaged by J.S. Berger to go to Mexico to fly for Villa, along with Howard Rinehart, Farnum Fish and others, using Wright Planes. There, early in May, 1915, while flying near Leon in tricky air, he side slipped and crashed, and was badly injured. He was rushed to a Hospital at Aguascalienteo, where he died four days later. He was buried there with military honors by Villa's men. FROM THE FLYING PIONEERS BIOGRAPHIES OF HAROLD E. MOREHOUSE
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