Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Whittier Historical Society and Museum. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. Whittier Museum
Rights Holder and Contact
Milo G. Burcham was born in Indiana in 1903. In 1919, his father moved the family to the Quaker town of Whittier, California, and worked as a citrus rancher. In 1933, Burcham competed in setting inverted flight endurance records. His flight of 4 h 5 min 22 s that December was not broken until July 24, 1991. In 1941, Burcham joined Lockheed as a production test pilot and spent a year as chief pilot of Lockheed's operations in England. On October 20, 1944 Burcham was killed in the flame-out on take-off of the engine of third production prototype YP-80 from Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank, California. Burcham's cousin's daughter, Monica Dean, wrote a book about Burcham, and delivered a presentation on his life.
Master Audio cassette
1 Tape of 1
Aviation Burcham, Milo G
Whittier Museum California Revealed is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.