Here’s a photograph from the April 25 1930 edition of the Toronto Daily Star of an aviator whose squadron had just set an altitude record.
Carl Spaatz (1891-1974) went on to become commander of Strategic Air Forces in Europe during the Second World War, reaching the rank of General. At the request of his wife and daughters, he changed the spelling of his name from Spatz to Spaatz in 1937 so that people would pronounce it correctly (“spots” rather than “spats”). He later became the military affairs editor of Newsweek magazine.
Hugh M. Elmendorf was killed in 1933 while flight testing an experimental plane. Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, is named after him.