476-Will Rogers – Barrow, AK

It was interesting to find out that Will Rogers and Wily Post died in Barrow, AK. The men had been killed while attempting to take off from a tidal lagoon near Barrow in 1938. Wiley Post, one of the most famous aviators in the world at the time, was flying the bright red Lockheed Orion Sirius Explorer on floats. Most experts now believe that a combination of miscalculations in the design and operation of the heavily customized aircraft resulted in the uncontrollable spin that occurred right after takeoff.