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Goebel, Arthur Cornelius, 1895-1973



  • Existence: 1895-1973

Biographical Note

Arthur C. Goebel was born on October 19, 1895 in Belen, New Mexico. In August 1927, he won the Dole Air Race, which was one of the first non-stop flights from continental United States to Hawaii. His aircraft for the flight was the Woolaroc, a modified Travel Air 5000 single-engine monoplane.

Goebel also worked as a stuntman and actor. During World War II, he served as a pilot in the reserves and flew missions in the Pacific.

Goebel died December 3, 1973 in Los Angeles, California.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - G

Scope and Contents Individuals whose names begin with G: Gabreski, Francis S. "Gabby" [Fighter pilot] "A Nation's Loss," Flight Journal, June 2002"Francis Gabreski, 83; Pilot Was War Hero," Los Angeles Times, February 4, 2002Caption for paintingBiograpical sketch from the Department of the Air Force, undated Gagarin, Yuri [Russian cosmonaut] "The Gagarin Inquest," Air...

Early Aviators Photograph

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1
Identifier: 1984-06-15-A
Contents of the Collection The collection is comprised of a single black-and-white photograph. The image includes, from left to right, Art Goebel, Otto Timm, Charles Lindbergh, and Wally Pinero standing in front of an obscured aircraft. Handwritten underneath each man is their last name and the phrase "As of 1928." Next to Timm's head is a handwritten note "O.W. Timm." The photograph has been autographed by Wally Pinero, next to his likeness, in 1939.

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