Lot 23: Dole Trans-Pacific Race Flyer

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:46:02

Lot 23: Author: N/A; Title: Official Program. Dole Trans-Pacific Flight. North America to Hawaii, August 16, 1927; Place Published: Oakland; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1927; Description: Original printed program, 9x12", unfolded.The Dole Air Race was a tragic air race across the Pacific Ocean from Oakland, California to the Territory of Hawaii in August 1927. Eleven planes and crews were certified to compete but three crashed before the race, resulting in three deaths. Eight eventually participated in the race (nine planes appear on this program, the City of Peoria did not compete), with two crashing on takeoff and two going missing during the race. A third, forced to return for repairs, took off again to search for the missing and was itself never seen again. In all, before, during, and after the race, ten lives were lost and six airplanes were total losses. Two of the eight planes successfully landed in Hawaii. The race was won by pilot Arthur Gobel in the Travelair Monoplane "Wooleroc". Condition: Light creasing, a touch browned; fine. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $500-800
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