William Bauhaus

William Bauhaus unfortunately fell victim to his love of flight.

Carpinteria boasts a ripe history of aviation, and much of it can be attributed to the high-flying, boundary-pushing Bauhaus family. William Bauhaus unfortunately fell victim to his love of flight. He was a passenger in the plane pictured when it fell from the sky and buried its engine four feet deep in a Carpinteria bean field. As the authors of the “Images of America: Greater Carpinteria” book stated, “Triumphs in early flight often went hand in hand with tragedies.”



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