"Leaps from Balloon Ablaze", The Chicago Daily News, Chicago, Illinois, July 21, 1919


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Burning Airship May Have Lost Lives

The balloon that has been flying between Sox park and Loop took fire late this afternoon in sight of thousands of fans and later of persons in the Loop and burned entirely up. One occupant was seen to come out in a parachute. A gigantic flame shot skyward from the burning balloon. A second is believed to be dead