JFK+50: Volume 7, No. 2388SON OF JULIUS FLEISCHMANN DIES IN HYDRO-AEROPLANE CRASH
New York City (JFK+50) One hundred years ago tonight, August 2, 1917, Charles Fleischmann, son of the former mayor of Cincinnati and president of Fleischmann's Yeast, Julius A. Fleischmann*, was killed when the hydro-aeroplane in which he was a passenger "turned over" at an altitude of 100 feet throwing Mr. Fleischmann into Great South Bay.
Harry Witz, the pilot who gave exhibition flights and was strapped into his seat, was also killed.
Charles Fleischmann, 22 years old, had recently joined the aviation section of the signal corps.
*Julius Augustus Fleischmann (1871-1925) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio & became GM of Fleischmann's Yeast in 1894, president in 1897. JAF served as Mayor of Cincinnati 1900-1905. He was a 3 time delegate to the Republican National Convention.
"Wealthy Youth, Seeking To Fly For U.S., Killed, J. L. Fleischmann's Son Dies When He & Pilot Fall," The Chicago Daily Tribune, August 3, 1917.