History Detectives

Cromwell Dixon Plane Fragment

Clip: Season 8 Episode 5 | 15m 51s

Our contributor has a four by three inch swatch of fabric she found among her late grandfather's possessions. On it are written the words "Dixon" and "Grand Island, 1911." She wonders if the name refers to the pioneering aviator, Cromwell Dixon. Could this piece of fabric be the last remaining artifact of Cromwell Dixon's brief aviation career? Elyse Luray finds out.

Aired: 07/18/10

Rating: TV-G

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