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Plates in: California aeronautics photograph album : Dole Race and others, pg. 54. Bust-length portrait. 2009-0718. James D. Dole put up prize money for first planes to cross from the mainland to Honolulu. On Aug. 26th, 1927, eight planes (Dolebirds) left Oakland for what became the Dole Air Race – Golden Eagle, Aloha, Woolaroc, Miss Doran, Oklahoma, Dallas Spirit, El Encanto, Pabco Flyer. Navy lieutenant assigned to race as government overseer by Navy Dept. Was meteorological expert.
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