- Ashley Chadbourne McKinley
Ashley Chadbourne McKinley (born
June 23, 1896in Marshall, Texas- February 11, 1970) was an accomplished American aerial photographer and Colonelin the U.S. Army Air Corpswho helped pioneer aviation at subzero temperatures. He accompanied Richard E. Byrdas an aerial photographer on his expedition to the South Pole. McKinley was the first person to suggest that U.S. aircraftbe constructed to operate in subzero temperatures and that the Air Force should build a facility to test aircraft in subzero temperatures. The McKinley Climatic Laboratoryat Eglin Air Force Baseis named in his honor.
Books and film
* McKinley authored a 1929 book with Athos Maxwell Narraway, "
Applied aerial photography"
* McKinley appeared in the 1930 documentary "
With Byrd at the South Pole"
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