German Ace Dies In Stunt Flight
Copenhagen, Denmark. July 16—(A.P.)—Paul Baeumer, German war ace and famous stunt flyer, was killed at 8 o'clock last night while giving an exhibition of rolling at an altitude of 3,000 meters. The motor apparently failed to pick up and the machine dropped into the eight meter deep waters of the Orestund with such velocity that it bored itself far into the ground under the water, burying Baeumer underneath.
Baeumer was the teacher of Fraulein Thea Rosche, the German aviatrix, who is now enroute to the United States with the idea of making a flight from America to Germany.
The German ace recently established what was claimed to be a world's altitude record for small planes by going up 24,278 feet. Shortly after this came the announcement that he had established new world speed records for small machines with one passenger and a pilot.
The Decatur Review (Decatur, Illinois) - Saturday, July 16, 1927