Jimmie Mattern experienced his first flight in a Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, during his deployment in Hawaii. In the 1920s, he participated as pilot in various Hollywood motion pictures and flew for commercial airlines. In 1932, Mattern unsuccessfully challenged Wiley Post's and Harold Gatty's around the world flight record. Forming his own company in 1933, Mattern tried again to break the around the world flight record to no avail.By the late 1930s, Matters became a test pilot for Lockheed...
1906 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1932 - 1949