Jorge "George" Newbery, born Jorge Alejandro Newbery Malagarie, was an Argentine aviator, civil servant, engineer and scientist with ancestry from the United States of America. His father, Ralph Lamartine Newbery Purcell was a dentist who emigrated from Long Island, New York, and settled in Argentina after the American Civil War, in which he fought on the Union side of the Battle of Gettysburg and was recognized for his courage. Along with Alberto Braniff and Jorge Chávez, Jorge Newbery was one of the first Latin American aircraft pilots. He was also an engineer, and is considered to be the architect and founder of the Argentine Air Force.
|Born:||May 28, 1875, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Died:||March 1, 1914, Mendoza Province, Argentina|
About Jorge Newbery
Pilot, engineer and civil servant who popularized aviation in Argentina and founded the country's Air Force.
He was born in Buenos Aires and later studied engineering at Cornell University and at Philadelphia's Drexel Institute.
He founded and became vice president of the Aero Club Argentino in 1908.
His father immigrated to Argentina from the United States just after the Civil War and may have fought in the Battle of Gettysburg.
He popularized aviation in Argentina. Lewis Yancey did the same thing in the United States.
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- Burials at La Chacarita Cemetery