Grover C. Nash

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Grover Cleveland Nash of Georgia (1911–1970) was the first black pilot to fly the mail for the US Postal Service. He was first issued a pilot's license in 1938 and was a member of the Challenger Air Pilot's Association in Chicago and a founding member of the National Airmen's Association of America.[1]

Grover Nash was issued a private pilot's license in 1939 by Harry Hopkins, Secretary of the US Department of Commerce. This information is contained on the National Air and Space Museum website.

Grover Nash of was one of many African-American aviators who lived and worked in the Chicago area where the Challenger Aero Club was founded.

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  1. ^ Fact Sheets : Grover C. Nash : Grover C. Nash
  2. ^ 1939 list of black pilots">
  3. ^ US Air Force, Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah
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