Capt. Hawthorne C. Gray prepares for his fateful balloon ascent at Scott Field on Nov. 4, 1927.
Capt. Hawthorne C. Gray prepares for his fateful balloon ascent at Scott Field on Nov. 4, 1927. File photo courtesy of the 375th Air Mobility Wing History Office
Capt. Hawthorne C. Gray prepares for his fateful balloon ascent at Scott Field on Nov. 4, 1927. File photo courtesy of the 375th Air Mobility Wing History Office