John Ciglar
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Affidavit, January 3, 1936

I, John Ciglar, doing business at 2362 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut, do declare the following to be fact to the best of my knowledge and belief:

I was present in the summer of 1901 or 1902, probably July or August of one of those years, when one of the planes constructed by the late Gustave Whitehead rose from the ground to a height of approximately twelve feet and traveled under its own motor power a distance of approximately thirty feet before it fell to the ground and burst into flames. This plane was a bi-plane and the flight occurred on Pine Street.

Signed, Sworn & Witnessed

Letter, Junius W. Harworth to Ernest L. Jones, April 22, 1950

Do not have Ciglar affidavit mentioning fire. To my knowledge W never had a fire. I should know as I spent more time with W than anyone else.