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he left San Francisco for the Orient, taking Schriver and Bud Mars with their flying equipment. Baldwin was manager of the expedition and Schriver and Mars the aviators. After first flyin in Honolulu the trio arrived in Yokohama, Japan, on January 21st, 1911. From then until April 15th Schriver and Mars flew at points in Japan, China and the Philippine Islands, making the first flights ever seen in those countries. At many points they flew before royalty, and Schriver was decorated by the Emperor of Japan. He arrived back in San Francisco with Mrs. Schriver and Mrs. Mars on May 5th, as Mars continued on through other Asiatic countries and returned later by way of London. Baldwin had returned to the United States about a month before. On this tour the men were flying bladwin "Red Devil" planes equipped with Hall-Scott engines. In San Francisco Schriver had his engine overhauled at the Hall-Scott factory before continuing east. 

About May 20th Schriver was back at Mineola well pleased with his foreign tour, during which he had done a lot of flying without an accident. He flew actively at Mineola through June, then later that fall began flying exhibitions again. On September 6th he started a weeks engagement at the Erie County Fair, Buffalo, New York, and on September 21st, while flying at Batavia, New York, had an accident, breaking a leg. This laid him up until mid-November when he left for Puerto Rico for an exhibition tour. He was still flying for Baldwin and using a Baldwin plane. Also on this tour were Peter McLauglin, Manager, and George Schmitt, another Baldwin aviator. Schriver was killed on December 21st, 1911 at Ponce, near San Juan, Puerto Rico, when he lost control at 200 feet, fell into a cane field, and died on the way to the hospital. He was still using crutches when he left New York, and they had planned to travel on to South America for the winter season. 

At 38 years of age he was survived by his wife. His body was returned to Manchester, Ohio, for burial. Well-known and highly respected in aviation circles everywhere, his flying seemed to be plagued by hard luck. 

Flying Pioneer Todd Schriver was one of the very first of the self-tarugt crop of early American aviators who helped forge the first days of aviation






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