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Van Deman, Irene (1889–1961)

Van Deman, Irene (1889–1961)

Canadian-American airplane passenger. Name variations: Mrs. Ralph Henry Van Deman. Born Irene Kingcombe, Oct 27, 1889, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; died Mar 30, 1961, in San Diego County, CA; m. Ralph Henry Van Deman (1865–1952, major general in US Army, regarded as the father of military intelligence), Mar 3, 1917.

Became 1st woman airplane passenger in US (Oct 27, 1909), on a 4-minute flight at College Park, MD, with Wilbur Wright as pilot.

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