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Ogden, Henry H., 1900-1986


Biographical Note

Henry H. Ogden was born on September 13, 1900 in Woodville, Mississippi. He was the co-pilot to Leigh Wade, the pilot of Airplane No. 3, the "Boston," and Assistant Supply Officer of the U.S. Army Air Service for the 1924 around-the-world flight.

In 1926, Ogden retired from the Army and continued working in the aviation field, first with the Jacob Kreutzer Aircraft Company. Later, with his brother Perry, Ogden formed the Ogden Aeronautical Company where they developed and produced their own tri-motor light passenger airplane. He also created the Ogden Shuttle Airlines, which operated for a short time in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Ogden and Leigh Wade briefly teamed up again in 1926 for an attempt to fly to the North Pole as one of five separate teams that included those of Richard Byrd and Roald Amundsen.

Ogden continued his aviation career with the Lockheed Aircraft Company and managed the Lockheed aircraft reassembly facility in England during World War Two. Ogden remained with Lockheed as vice president in charge of aircraft servicing until his retirement in 1965.

In December 1928, he married Ulela Francis Snook in Los Angeles. He died in California on January 26, 1986.

Source: and "Henry Ogden: Mississippi's "Round the World" Aviator." A Seonse of Place: Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Accessed July 20, 2020.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - O

Scope and Contents Individuals whose names begin with O: Oberth, Hermann [Rocketry and astronautics pioneer] Biographical sketchObituary, Seattle Times, December 30, 1989Photocopy of photograph O'Callaghan, Claud V. [General traffic manager, Varney Air Lines] "Varney Advertising Proves Profitable in Building Air Mail Volume," Air Transportation, September 1, 1928 ...

John Cook Collection

Identifier: 2013-07-31
Abstract Born in Scotland, John Cook (1899-) was a mechanic who worked on the engines that powered the Douglas World Cruisers that completed the first circumnavigation of the globe by air. Cook also served in the military for thirty-six years and later was a Quality Control Inspector for the Air Force Aircraft program at Boeing. The collection contains photographs, slides, and textual materials primarily related to his time at Boeing as well as some photographs and documents related to his contribution...

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