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Ruby Johnson, operator at Hector Airport, takes a call from Bill Odom on his round the world flight, Fargo, N.D.
Ruby Johnson, operator at Hector Airport, takes a call from Bill Odom on his round the world flight, Fargo, N.D.
TitleRuby Johnson, operator at Hector Airport, takes a call from Bill Odom on his round the world flight, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1947-08-10
CreatorHerron, Gifford, 1912-1969
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA seated woman speaking into a microphone inside of a communications room at Hector Airport to aviator Bill Odom. Other communication equipment surrounds her. She appears to be taking notes on a piece of paper.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectTransportation
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Women
Telephone operators
Telephone switchboards
Telephones
Communication facilities
Interiors
Airport terminals
Airports
Communication devices
Personal NameJohnson, Ruby
Odom, Bill, 1920-1949
Organization NameHector International Airport
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Decade1940-1949
Item Number2035.159
Negative Number2035.159
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Calling Bombshell 7834 was the message flashed many times Sunday from the CAA communications station at Hector airport as Bill Odom flew into Fargo for his first stop on his return to the United States on his record breaking world flight. Miss Ruby Johnson, operator, above, was in touch with him almost constantly from the time he crossed the Canadian border until he landed at Hector airport here." - Caption with photograph published in the Fargo Forum & Daily Republican, Aug. 11, 1947, p. 7.
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. 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 (2035.159)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs000133
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