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Bill Odom, round the world aviator, exiting his plane at Hector Airport, Fargo, N.D.
Bill Odom, round the world aviator, exiting his plane at Hector Airport, Fargo, N.D.
TitleBill Odom, round the world aviator, exiting his plane at Hector Airport, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1947-08-10
CreatorHerron, Gifford, 1912-1969
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionBill Odom waving from the top of a ladder next to the wing of the aircraft. There appears to be an airport mechanic crouched on the top of the wing to the left of Mr. Odom.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Airplanes
Flights around the world
Airports
Mechanics (Persons)
Air pilots
Ladders
Personal NameOdom, Bill, 1920-1949
Organization NameHector International Airport
Bombshell (Airplane)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Decade1940-1949
Item Number2035.165
Negative Number2035.165
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original13 x 10 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Cheerful as he made his first landing in the United States on his record-smashing world hop, Bill Odom waved to the crowd at Hector airport, Fargo as he climbed down the ladder from his plane, the Bombshell." - Caption with photograph published in the Fargo Forum & Daily Republican, Aug. 11, 1947, p. 1.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
ContributorForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Biography/HistoryWilliam P. "Bill" Odom set out on a solo round the world flight, August 7, 1947 in a converted Army A-26 bomber called the Bombshell owned by Milton Reynolds. His 73 hour, 5 minute flight broke the solo round the world flight record set by Wiley Post in 1933. Odom refueled in Fargo before landing at Chicago's Douglas Airport on August 11. Bill Odom's career as a record breaking aviator was cut short when he died in a airplane crash at the Cleveland National Air Races in Berea, Ohio in 1949.
External ResourceConsult: http://www.wingnet.org/rtw/rtw003i.htm
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFargo Forum Negative Collection 2035
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/971
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2035.165)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs000135
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