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Harry Howe, Jr.

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Re: The Dole Derby
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2012, 02:53:42 PM »


Chris
Tthe link is in Heath's original post
" Very cool Youtube video about The Race."
I don't know how to get it over here, sorry.

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Re: The Dole Derby
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2012, 03:05:57 PM »

OK my bad for only skimming the thread.
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Re: The Dole Derby
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2012, 03:25:07 PM »

just thought would post this  :)
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Re: The Dole Derby
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2012, 03:27:10 PM »

Is that a photoshop cut and shut or an original?
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Re: The Dole Derby
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2012, 03:28:51 PM »

original m8  :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39992761@N08/page5/

look at the cockpit aswell in the pics on link
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Re: The Dole Derby
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2012, 03:32:17 PM »

Cheers Richie

surprised your online with the main event happening in the 'pool tonight?
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Re: The Dole Derby
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2012, 03:34:10 PM »

watching it now  ;D cudnt get a ticket gutted  :( but hey score stays same am well happy  :)
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Harry Howe, Jr.

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Re: The Dole Derby
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2012, 04:48:09 PM »


Chris
Very interesting story about the Dole Derby at:

http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist10/27dolerace.html

According to the story there were 75,000 to 100,000 at Oakland for the start of the race, WOW, that's Super Bowl Quality event.
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Harry Howe, Jr.

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Re: The Dole Derby
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2012, 04:59:17 PM »


Richie
You are phenomenal M'Mate.  Where do you find this stuff?

Note that one of the planes lost at sea in the Dole Derby was "The Golden Eagle"  the prototype for the Lockheed Vega,a model that became  a favorite plane of Amelia's and also Wiley Post's (the Willie Mae).
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Re: The Dole Derby
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2012, 05:02:07 PM »


Richie
You are phenomenal M'Mate.  Where do you find this stuff?

Note that one of the planes lost at sea in the Dole Derby was "The Golden Eagle"  the prototype for the Lockheed Vega,a model that became  a favorite plane of Amelia's and also Wiley Post's (the Willie Mae).

just seem to come across them  :)
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Re: The Dole Derby
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2012, 01:59:47 AM »

just thought would post this  :)

Richie, I'm not sure who you think this is with AE in the picture but it is another that was taken from the Purdue University AE e-archives collection. It is picture #83 and is AE and film actress Claudette Colbert. See attached.
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C.W. Herndon

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Re: The Dole Derby
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2012, 02:34:36 AM »


Here are a couple photos that could be analyzed if Richie or someone else has the time.

There is a wire on her pocket that looks similar to a found artifact. Although not exactly the same, I cannot figure out what it is on her pocket. It does not appear shiny but rather dull. The small buttons on her pockets could be compared to those found on Niku. Her shoes could be analyzed to see if they are similar to what was found. Researching the sextants, that is another area that is potentially interesting. Granted it might be a wild goose chase but she is the only other woman that I know of missing in the Pacific around that time. Perhaps there were more.

the object you refer to is a broache and the others are stars  :)

Heath, Richie,   Mildred Doran was a 5th grade school teacher in our state of Michigan. She attended what is now Eastern Michigan University to obtain her teaching certification. Her college sorority (club) was Alpha Sigma Tau. As you look at the picture that was posted of her with the pilot and navigator for this flight, the two items that are on the left side of her pocket flap, as you look at it, are her sorority "badge" and the "guard" for the badge attached to each other by the small chain. The badge and guard, with chain, are shown below. There also appear to be 3 stars on the pocket flap.
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Re: The Dole Derby
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2012, 03:45:21 AM »


Clarence,

Very interesting. Nice find. I guess that I was looking behind that chain and seeing something wavy that I thought may have been part of it but now that I see the pieces you posted, that must be part of the fabric or something. Do you see the S shaped thing behind the chain? Maybe it is just embroidery.
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Re: The Dole Derby
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2012, 05:25:24 AM »

Doing more research on trans-pacific aircraft missing in flight, seems it is not a rare event as we have been led to believe.  Charles Ulm went missing 1934 on a flight from CA to Hawaii.  Same kinda a deal as Doran.  But, what is more interesting, is that Ulm was part of mail carrying operations from Australia to US.  And more interesting is the line of flight went right over the Phoenix group of islands.

Point being is that the Pacific in the 30's was not as lonely a place as we might often think.
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Re: The Dole Derby
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2012, 08:22:53 AM »


. . . . became  a favorite plane of Amelia's and also Wiley Post's (the Willie Mae).

I think you meant to type "Winnie Mae".

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