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Hubbard, Edward, 1889-1928



  • Existence: 1889-1928

Biographical Note: Eddie Hubbard

Edward "Eddie" Hubbard was born in San Francisco, California on January 3, 1889. He relocated to Seattle, Washington in 1907. In 1915, he enrolled as the first student of the Aviation School of the Northwest and was the first to obtain an aviator's license from the Aero Club of America. In 1917, Hubbard was hired by Boeing Airplane Company as a mechanic, shortly thereafter becoming a test pilot. On March 3, 1919, Hubbard completed the first successful air mail flight, from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C. on behalf of Boeing Air Transport. He continued to fly as an air mail pilot for several years. Eddie Hubbard died on December 28, 1928 from complications due to stomach surgery.


Brown, Jim. Hubbard - the Forgotten Boeing Aviator. Vancouver: Peanut Butter Pub, 1996.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - H

Scope and Contents Individuals whose names begin with H: Haddaway, George Edward [Aviation journalist, enthusiast, and philanthropist] Obituary, Air-Log (The University of Texas at Dallas), 1998"SEAlebrity: Honorary Silver Eagle George E. Haddaway," The Scuttlebutt, October 1989 Haise, Fred [U.S. astronaut] NASA photographs of Haise Haisen, Elmer...

William E. Boeing Sr. Papers

Identifier: 2005-10-06-B
Abstract William E. Boeing, Sr. (1881-1956) was an aviation pioneer and founded The Boeing Company in 1916. The collection holds textual materials, such as correspondence, philately, business-related materials, clippings, and ephemera, as well as photographs and illustrations related to his personal and business life, circa 1783-2008. Major areas of interest include family photographs and extensive personal and business-related correspondence.

The James H. Dilonardo Collection

Identifier: 2006-01-21
Abstract James H. Dilonardo was a local aviation enthusiast strongly tied to Boeing Field and The Museum of Flight. His collection consits of photographs, textual materials, sound recordings, and film largely related to aviation in Seattle, Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

Suzanne Graham Carvalho-Maia Eddie Hubbard Collection

Identifier: 1984-00-24
Overview Eddie Hubbard was an early aviator and Boeing airmail pilot. The collection includes visual and textual materials that document his career.

Scarff, John Bowen -- oral history interview, 2017 May 06

Interview Summary U.S. Navy veteran John Bowen Scarff is interviewed about his father, Wayland Labatt Scarff, and about his military service after World War II. He discusses his father’s career at the fledgling Boeing Company in the mid-1910s and his work at Boeing Plant 1, also known as the Red Barn. Scarff also provides an overview of his military service in the postwar period, including his enlistment at Sand Point Naval Air Station (Washington) and his aviation machinist training at Norman Naval Air Station...

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