It seems like Almost Yesterday that the first commercial airplane landed at Chicago's Municipal Airport, later Midway Airport. The plane came in from Omaha, Nebraska, with passengers and several bags of mail. The date was December 1, 1927, and it was an historic first for aviation in Chicago.
The Boeing Aircraft was piloted by Ira Oris Biffle, from Patton, Missouri.
Biffle was born on September 14, 1886, the son of Valentine and Matilda Berry Biffle.