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Hyde, Jules Verne



  • Existence: 1889-1953

Jules Verne (J. V.) Hyde was born in Missouri on November 11, 1889. He enlisted in the Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps, Aviation Section in October, 1917, and was initially assigned active duty at Love Field, Dallas, Texas in 1918. He transferred to Brooks Field, San Antonio, Texas in August 1918 where he graduated from the School for Flight Instructors. Shortly after his graduation, he was assigned to active duty as an Instructor at the School for Flight Instructors. On January 15, 1919, J. V. was transferred to Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas and was Honorably Discharged at the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.

After his service, J. V. spent time as a barnstormer and commercial pilot, from 1919 to 1923. In 1927, he relocated to Seattle, Washington where he was hired as the first manager of Boeing Field (King County International Airport) from 1928 to 1929. Hyde later worked at Boeing as a inspector and test pilot, from approximately 1937 to 1950. He died on February 3, 1953.

Sources and further reading:

Biography for J.V. Hyde derived from a funeral notice in theDaily Seattle Times (Seattle, Wash.), February 25, 1953, and collection materials.

Jan P. Klippert, 50 years: Boeing Field/King County International Airport. King County, Wash., 1978.

Mel Brown, Wings over San Antonio. Chicago: Arcadia, 2001.

Found in 2 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...

J. V. and Harley Hyde Collection

Identifier: 1985-08-15-A
Abstract Jules Verne (J. V.) Hyde (1889-1953) and Harley Hyde (1892-1919) were brothers who served in World War I as flight instructors. The collection contains documents, clippings, and photographs relating to J. V. Hyde's military service during World War I, his post-war work as the first manager of Boeing Field, and later work at Boeing as an inspector. The collection also includes documents, clippings, and photographs about his brother Harley's World War I service and death due to an airplane...

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