John Berry - University City

This is an image of Pilot  John Berry of the victorious University City. Together with assistant Paul McCullough the two men flew to triumph in the Aero Club of America's national championship balloon race for 1909. This image was published in the Indianapolis News on June 4, 1909, the day before the start of the race which was hosted at the Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayBerry and McCullough were among the last to arrive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where the event was hosted and started. They worked into the evening to assemble and inflate their balloon, the University City, as well as organize their tools and provisions for the trip.
The Indianapolis News also published photos of other pilots and their assistants on June 4. Below are links to those photos as well as others of the competitors that were published in the Indianapolis Star the same day.


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