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Bronze bust honors mechanic who helped Wright brothers take flight
Bronze bust honors mechanic who helped Wright brothers take flight

Long ago, Charles Taylor did the Wright thing for a pair of brothers and now aviation enthusiasts have done the right thing for the man who built the engine for the first powered aircraft. Taylor, a mechanic who worked in the Dayton, Ohio, bicycle shop owned by Orville and Wilbur Wright, is credited with building the lightweight engine that powered the craft that took flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., on Dec. 17, 1903. If the Wright brothers get the credit for starting the aviation industry, Taylor is the man with a greasy wrench who made it all work. On Monday, officials at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton unveiled a bronze bust of...

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