Guide to the George I. Hockensmith Papers
Nava, Patrizia, 1960-
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George I. Hockensmith worked mainly as a Superintendent for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company building hangars such as the Wingfoot Lake airfield, southeast of Akron, Ohio. He also helped build bridges like the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C. and the the Trinity River Bridge in Dallas, Texas to name only a few. In South America, he built airfields and the British Guiana Air Base at Georgetown, British Guiana, for which he received the <em>Ordem Do Cruzeiro Do Sul </em> or Medal of the Order of the Southern Cross. Hockensmith received his Dirigible Balloon Pilot License in 1918, which was signed by Orville Wright.
This is a guide to materials in George I. Hockensmith Papers housed in the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, The University of Texas at Dallas.