HESS, Victor F.            USA                  (1870?1940)                  (HP)
p: Physicist, Astronomer.
f: Made one recorded B-Flight. ***Epic flight 7 Aug.1912. Discovered Cosmic Rays bombarding the Earth from Space.

HETHERINGTON, T.G.         BRITAIN            #*25 (1886?1960)                  (GB)
See Appendix-AS.
b:1886.                 Military aeronaut. First names: Thomas Gerard.
s: Officer in the British army, enlisted 18th Hussars; Airplane pilot 1911; Wing Commander 1924.
f: FAI-RAC Balloon (#25) and Airship (#11) licenses.
l: Represented Britain in many international horse shows; Credited with the development of armored tanks in WW-I.
h: CBE-1918; OMM-Spain.
r: Who's Who 1924p1322.

HEUSEL, Philip         USA            #-727 (1891?1970)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AR.                 Military aeronaut.
b: 29 Jul.1891 New York, NY; Res.of Hobart, NY 1969.
e: Lane Institute, BS-1913; Columbia Univ.Teachers College.
s: Officer in the U.S.Navy 1918-53 (LCMDR); Airship pilot WW-I; Admirals Aide/Procurement Officer WW-II.
p: Teacher/Administrator, New York Board of Education.
f: Balloon & airship training at Akron & NAS-Pensacola; FAI-ACA B-License #727 issued 13 Nov.1918; Naval Aviator #1979.
a: P.O.B.5, Hobart, NY 13788.
r: Contact-Profiles p495.

HEWALD, Baron Max von            GERMANY          (1865?1930)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AH/U.         Military balloonist.
b: 10 Mar.1865 Schoeneberg; Member of the German Aristocracy.
s: Officer in the German Army Balloon Corps; Resident of Berlin.
f: First B-Flight 1893; Made 23 flights by 1906; Received German B-License just before the 1906 G-Bennett B-Race.
l: Well known aeronaut of his time, 1895-1905; Made many scientific flights 1895-99.
m: Deutscher Luftchiffer Verband; Berlin & Kolner B-Clubs.
r: PYA-Scrapbook; l'Aerophile-1906; BuA p68.

HEYWOOD, Private            USA                  (1880?1930)                  (HP)
See APPENDIX-M.                 Military aerostier.
s: Enlisted man in U.S.Army, Private-1898; Served in Balloon Corps at Santiago, Cuba; Wounded in foot by rifle bullet. NOTE: He was the ONLY Enemy-inflicted Balloon Corps causality of the battle (see C.BOONE, J.MAXFIELD).
r: The War Balloon Santiago.

HIBBARD, Georgia W. (F)            USA          (1870-1896) K                          (SM)
See APPENDIX-B/L/S.         Professional balloonist 1892-96.
Stage name "Victoria." b 1870;
d: 29 Aug.1896 St.Louis, MO. Wife of balloonist George. ***Epic flight 29 Aug.1896 from St.Louis, MO. Jerked from her seat by a rapid launch, she lost her grip on her safety rope, and fell to her death. NOTE: Her husband reportedly committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, while lying across her body.
r: PYA-Scrapbook.

HICKS, Harry         USA                  (1880?1902) K                  (SM)
See APPENDIX-B/L.            Professional Smoke Balloonist.
Nephew of balloonist KABRICK.
d: 30 May 1902 Kingston NY. ***Epic flight 30 May 1902 from Kingston, NY. Lost grip on his trapeze at 300' on ascent. Fell head first, three feet into soft sand and died of multiple injuries. NT-31 May 1902/1/2.

HIGBIE, Richard         USA                  (1931-                  (HB/GB)
See APPENDIX-BH/BI/BJ/BN/BP.         Sport Balloonist.
b: 1 Jun.1931, Los Angeles, CA.
e: BA-Univ.of S.California.
s: U.S.Navy, 2-years.
p: Attorney.
f: First B-Flight 1962 (solo, self-taught), from Lancaster, CA; FAA B-License 1963; also Airplane & Glider pilot, Instructor; More than 2500 hrs. (250 in Balloons, incl. one Gas) by 1983.
l: 1963, Bought the first modern production Hot-Air Raven balloon; 1963, Flight w/Bill McGRATH started fire in Tijuana, Mexico; 1964, Flight from Catalina Island resulted in Ocean crash; 1964, Crew chief for B.BERRY when child was pulled aloft; 1967, Unsuccessful Lake Michigan crossing attempt; 1968, Hit billboard sign in Las Vegas, got ticket for scaring Bystanders and "Reckless Driving"; 1972, Hit Tulane Stadium, crashed onto Mississippi River barge; 1981, G.Bennett B-Race, crashed in E.Nevada desert, walked out.
m: BFA, First Membership Chairman; Soaring Society of America.
h: 2 Nat.Air Race trophies.
r: Bio-data 1983; BM-1968 & 69.

HIEDEMANN, Hans                 GERMANY                 (1880?1940)                         (GB)
See APPENDIX-AH/AU/CH.        Sport balloonist
b: Coln (Colonge).
p: Manufacturer.
f: German B-License issued 1910; Last B-Flight 1929.
m: Aachener, Augsburg, Wurttemberg, Hanover, Hessischer, Kolmer, Niederrheinischer, Nurnberger, Schlesiseher B-Clubs; Many other Auto an Aero Clubs.
l: Aide in the 1907 G-Bennett B-Race; Pilot in 1908 G-Bennett B-Race.
r: FUAp68.

HIGGINS, George         BRITAIN                  (1860?1891) K                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-B/X.         Professional balloonist, 1890-91 era.
d: 8 Aug.1891 Leeds England. ***Epic flight May 1890 from Croyden in "Dukes Motto." Flight in bad weather (in a balloon with no valve) was to make a parachute demonstration. Launch was uneventful, but a line of his parachute was broken, and he elected wisely to land with the balloon.
r: NT-9 Aug.1891/6/3. ***Epic flight 8 Aug.1891 from Kirkstall, Leeds. Just prior to ascent on a scheduled double-aeronaut para-jump, a strong gust of wind tore a 6' hole in the top of the balloon. Flight was also to carry a Miss DeVoy, but bystanders, seeing the damage, pulled her off at the last instant before launch. Pilot, unaware of damage, hit telegraph lines, and broke his back when he fell to the ground. He died later of his injuries.
r: London Times; Sydney Bulletin; Honolulu Evening Bulletin.

HILDEBRAND, H.A.            USA                  (1880?1940)                  (GB)
Resident of Philadelphia; Professional balloonist, 1905-10 era.

HILDEBRANDT, Alfred            GERMANY          (1870-1949)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AL/AU.         Military balloonist.
b: 10 Jun.1870;
d: 24 Feb.1949 Berlin (age 79).
s: Officer in the German Army Balloon Corps, Captain in 1900; Commander of the German Balloon Corps, 1900.
f: Made 200 B-Ascents by 1906; Early airship pioneer; Bought first airship "California Arrow" from T.Y.BROOKS.
l: FIRST to take color photographs from a balloon; Author of "Airships Past & Present"; Heissluftballone (1935); Co-Author (w/MOEDBECK) of "Illus. Aeronatische Mitteilungin."
m: Berlin (Sec.-1906), Breisgau, Niedderheinscher, Nord-deudeutscher, Ostdeutscher, & Oberschwabisher B-Clubs; Kaiserlicher Aero Club. ***Epic flight 7 Jun.1902 (W-Miethe) from Falkenberg. Launched into a thunderstorm, the balloon spun so rapidly, the drag-rope was horizontal. Hail fell into the basket from all sides.
r: PYA-Scrapbook; Frei.und Anwarter p68.

HILDEMANN, Hans            GERMANY          (1870?1930)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AH/AU/CH.         Sport balloonist. (bio-data unknown)
Resident of Coln/Rhein.
f: Made over 100 flights in his lifetime; Received German B-License in 1907.
m: Øachener, Augsburg, Breisgau, Hanover, Hessischer, Kolmar, Niedderheinscher, Nurnberger, Schlesischer, Wurttemberg B-Clubs; Kaiserlicher Aero Club; Westpreussischer Touring Club; Luftflotten (airplane flying) Club. ***Epic flight in the 1907 G-Bennett B-Race (see H.ABERCRON).
r: BuA p68.

HILDES-HEIM, Erik         DENMARK          (1894-1983)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AV.         Military balloonist.
s: Officer in the Danish Army Balloon Corps.
f: Received early balloon training in France about 1901-05 era.
l: Collector of ballooning memorabilia (collection in British Science Museum Library).
m: Aero Clubs of France and Britain (FM of both).

HILL, Edmond W.         USA                  (1896?1970)          (KB/GB)
See APPENDIX-AR/CM.         Military Balloonist.
b: 26 Apr.1896 N.London, CT.
s: Officer in the U.S.Army Signal Corps; Air Force.
f: Balloon, Airship, & Airplane Brevets; FAI-ACA B-License #930 issued 8 Jun.1921.
r: Who's Who of Aviation 1942-43.

HILL, Edward J.         USA            #-1004 (1893-1958)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AA/AB/AC/AH/AI/AR/AX; Sport balloonist 1920-40 era.
b: 10 Mar.1891 Philadelphia, PA;
d: 3 Apr.1958 Detroit, MI.
e: Philadelphia Public Schools.
p: Engineer (Goodyear-1922); Pres. Procon Pump & Engineering Co.
f: Made 75 free flights in lifetime; Had numerous adventures & triumphs in sport ballooning; FAI-ACA B-License #1004 issued 18 May 1927.
l: Balloon Instructor to Jean & Jeanette PICCARD; Built balloon and served as technical advisor for 1934 flight of Jean & Jeannette PICCARD from Detroit Airport; Established many FAI-Balloon records; Participated in five U.S. Nat. B-Races; 1927, Winner (w/SCHLOSSER) of the G-Bennett B-Race.
h: Ed Hill Trophy established in his honor. ***Epic flight 1922 from Houston, TX. Landed in the Adirondack Mountains, wandered lost for 52 hours before rescue. ***Epic flight 4-5 Jul.1927 (w/SCHLOSSER) from Detroit, MI in the G-Bennett B-Race. Landed at Montvale and established FAI Records for A-3 and A4 Class balloons (1198 km).
r: NT-4 Apr.1958/24/1; BuA p69.

HILL, Kenneth P.         USA            #-229 (1890?1960)          (KB/GB)
See APPENDIX-AW.         Military Balloonist.
b: 8 Sep.1890 Chemsford, MA; Resident of Cambridge, MA.
s: Officer in the U.S.Army B-Corps 1917-19; Enlisted 25 Aug.1917, Commissioned 5 Dec.1917; Transportation Manager of 5th B-Company; Commander of the 24th B-Company.
f: FAI-ACA B-License #229 issued 28 Nov.1917.
r: The Balloon Section.

HILLER, Bernhard         GERMANY          (1880?1930)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AT.                        Military balloonist.
s: Officer in the German Army Field Artillery; Lt. in 1902; Balloon Corps observer 1910.
m: Bayerische & Munchner B-Clubs; Abteilung Touring Club. ***Epic flight 23 May 1902 from Herlach when the cable of his captive balloon broke at 2000' in an approaching storm. The balloon was struck by lightning, but he survived.
r: PYA-Scrapbook; BuA p69.

HINE, Harold Mortin         USA            #-482 (1887-1922) K                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AR.                 Military balloonist.
b: 26 Jun.1887 New Haven, CN;
d: 22 Feb.1922 Langley, VA.
e: Wesleyian University; Trinity College, 1920.
p: Teacher; Science instructor, Insurance agent (aircraft).
s: Officer in the U.S. Army Balloon Corps 1917-20.
f: Flying cadet, Collegiate B-School Macon, GA-1917; FAI-ACA B-License #482 issued 13 Mar.1918; Balloon flight instructor at Ft. Omaha, NB. ***Epic flight 20 Feb.1922 (see D.MABRY). Killed in Airship crash.

HINEMAN, George W.            USA            #-1011? (1895?1945)          (KB/GB)
See APPENDIX-AH/AI/AM/AR.         Military Balloonist.
MA; Res.Cleveland, OH.
b: 1891 Worchester, MA;
d: 1979.
p: Asbestos Manufacturer.
s: Officer in U.S. army, 1917-19, Lt. in Air Service; WW-1 combat B-Observer on Allied front in France; Made 16 artillery adjustments before epic flight.
l: Owned his own 35000 CF gas balloon. ***Epic flight 12 Sept. 1918 (w/TAIT) from Sommedieu France in a Kite-balloon. Tethered balloon was raised in strong winds. Cable broke at 1500'. Free-flight resulted in hard landing at Harbonville, 26 miles behind enemy lines. The Germans treated the pilots like heroes, as the new type Caquot balloon was captured intact, and its stability features were copied extensively. NOTE: KERSTIENS (GER) had a similar experience over Allied lines.
a: Tilton Hill; East Kingston, NH; 03827.

HINTERSTOISSER, Franz            AUSTRIA          (1860?1930)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-K/U/AG/AV.         Military balloonist.
s: Officer in the Austrian Army 1890; Commandant of the Austrian B-Corps 1896; Chief of Austrian Aeronautics.
l: Crossed the Alps twice from Austria; Author of "Alpensarten."
m: Austrian Aero Club, V.P.
r: PYA-Scrapbook; BuA p69.

HIRSCHAUR, Louis            FRANCE          (1860?1930)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-U/AH/AT/CH.         Military & Sport balloonist.
e: l'Ecole Polytechnique; l'Ecole d'Application de Fountainebleau; l'Ecole d'Superievre de Guerre.
s: Officer in French Army; Lt.Col-1905, General-1920; Battalion commander of Aerostiers; Served in Calis, Versailles, Montpilier, Grenoble.
p: Professor l'Ecole Speciale Militare de St.Cyr.
l: Pilot in the 1920 G-Bennett B-Race.
m: Aero Club of France.
r: l'Aerophile-Aug.1905; BuA p69.
h: La Grande Medialle de L'Aeroclub de France-1925.

HOAR, J.W.         ENGLAND          (1810?1870)                  (HP)
Aeronautical enthusiast, 1835-40 era.
m: British Aeronautical Association, 1837. ***Epic flight attempt 24 May 1838 from Surrey Zoological Gardens. Balloon (170,000 Cf. hot-air) was destroyed by the crowd after repeated launch delays. ***Epic flight attempt 3 Apr. 1839 from Notting Hill Racecourse. Attempt to launch 215,000 cu.ft. hot-air balloon failed.

HOBART, S.         USA                  (1810?1850)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-S.                 Professional balloonist.
f: Made two recorded flights; Last flight 9 Oct.1841 from St.Louis, MO. ***Epic flight Sep.1835 (w/Miss Day, age 14) from Lynchburg, VA. The balloon climbed rapidly into the clouds, and spun wildly to a "great height." The pilot never saw the ground again until just before landing. He likened the experience to the "dreadful fright of being hit by a meteor."
r: Hartford Daily Times 30 Oct.1841; City of Flight p2.

HOBENSACK, Rolanf F.         USA                #-1039         (1903-1972)                         (GB)
See APPENDIX-AR.                        Professional Aeronaut
b: 20 Feb.1903 Parkersburg, WV.
d: 2 Aug.1972 Santa Rosa, CA.
e: Univ.of W.Virginia, All-star football player.
s: Officer in the U.S.Navy WW2, Ret.Res.Admiral.
p: Goodyear pilot 1930-50, Marketing Rep., Ret.1967.
f: FAI-ACA B-License #1039 issued 4 Dec.1929.
l: First to fly an airship across the Equator, Established US Navy bases in Latin America. ***Epic flight 1932 from New York. Took a man aloft in a water filled bathtub 2000' over the city. ***Epic flight from Miami (FL) towing Jonnie Weisemuller behind on water skis.
r: BF-N/Dp8 (T).

HOCKENSMITH, George            USA         #-604 (1887?1950)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AR.                 Professional Aeronaut.
b: 6 Oct.1887 Wooster, OH.
p: Steel erection supervisor, Humkin-Conkey; Goodyear employee, Airship pilot 1919-20.
f: Balloon and airship instructor; FAI-ACA B-License #604 issued 15 May 1919. ***Epic flight 1920 from Los Angeles on an airship to Catalina Isl. Landed on the deck of a submarine at sea and borrowed a compass to continue the flight.
r: BF-V3 #9 p3, V30#3p10.

HODGDEN, Debra S. (F)            USA                  (1955-1993) K                  (HB)
See APPENDIX-B (+5)                 Semi-Professional balloonist
Maiden name Baysinger; Wife of balloonist, Bill.
b: 1 Oct.1955 Grand Junction, CO.
d: 8 Aug.1993 Carbondale, CO.
e: AA-Degree Colorado Mountain College.
p: Tutor /interpreter for the deaf; Pilot for Aspen Balloon Adventurers.
f: First B-Flight 14 June 1985 w/Jack Nisler; First B-Solo 19 Oct.1987 from Rifle, CO; B-License #522844979 issued 21 Dec.1986; Student airplane pilot; More than 444 B-Hours at time of death.
m: BFA, Colorado B-Club.
l: Cameron-N145 balloon (N4141D, w/Aerostar gondola) owned by ABA. ***Epic flight 8 Aug.1993 (w/C.Dodson, D.Turner, L.Johnson, C.& S.Prendergrass) from Aspen, CO in N4141D. Launched in calm winds and beautiful terrain at a family reunion. Flight was marred by a gusty wind shift at low altitude near Woody Creek/Carbondale. The balloon contacted powerlines on a 45 angle and severed the suspension cables. All occupants fell 100' to their deaths. The envelope was recovered 2.5 miles downwind
a: Bill; 241 E.Third St. (POB-1631); Rifle, CO 81650; 303/625-4154..
r: Denver Post; Rocky Mountain News 10Aug.93; Skylines; NTSB-Report DEN93FA100, BL-Oct.93p7; B.Hodgen archives.

HODGES, Alban Geodric            ENGLAND            #*193 (1893-1982)          (KB/GB)
See APPENDIX-AL/AS.         Military & Sport Balloonist.
Son of a Church Deacon.
b: 1893, Derbyshire;
d: 10 March 1982, Derbyshire.
e: Bedford School; Cambridge University, 1914-Theology; Sorbonne & Hamburg Universities.
s: Officer in British Army, 1914-20 (Royal Flying Corps); Airplane pilot, served in Balkans 1915, Egypt 1916; Inducted into 2nd Balloon Wing April 1918; Served as B-Commander on Belgian & French front lines (lost foot from enemy artillery, May 1918).
p: Language teacher, Bedford School (French & German).
f: Volunteered or B-Training Dec. 1916 at Roehampton; First B-Flight 1917 from the Wandsworth Gas Works.
l: Author of "Memoirs of an old Balloonitic."
m: Royal Aero Club.
h: Castle & Key of Gibraltar; Laurel Wreath of Talavera.

HODKINSON, Peter            USA                  (1934-1976) K                  (HB)
See APPENDIX-B.                 Sport balloonist. (bio-data unavailable)
b: 20 Nov.1934, GA;
d: 18 May 1976 Helen, GA.
e: Education unknown. Resident of Clarksville, GA.
p: Manager of the Helen Development Corp. (a theme-park); "The City of Helen" balloon was used to promote the city.
f: FAA-Student Pilot license #AA2309468 issued 4-10-74 (exp.4-76); No record of any formal flight training.
l: Owner/pilot of a Piper J-3 Cub airplane; Left his balloon laid out in a public park (year-round, rain or shine), ready to inflate; No concept of balloon safety or technology. ***Epic flight 18 May 1976 (w/Hue Rainey) from Helen, GA. Aircraft struck power lines near Toccoa, GA. Pilot died the next day; Hue survived with serious injuries.
a: Family unknown; last address: POB-755; Clarksville, GA 30523.
r: AP-19 May 1976; Charlotte (NC) Observer-19 May 76p7A; NTSB-report; B.Meadows archives.

HOERNER, Julia (F)            USA                  (1880?1940)                  (GB)
p: Secretary/Typist for a St.Louis (MO) brewery.
f: Made 3-flights with J.BERRY from St.Louis. City of Flight p117.

HOFF, ?         USA                  (1880?1940)                  (SM)
See APPENDIX-L.                 Professional balloonist.
***Epic flight 4 Oct.1900 from San Francisco, CA. Launched with the leg of a bystander tangled in a handling line.
r: S.F.Chronicle 4 Oct.1900.

HOFFMANN, Bernard von            USA            #-888 (1900-1947)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AR/AI.         Military balloonist.
Son of balloonist, Albert.
b: 3 Nov.1900 Milwaukee, WI;
d: 31 May 1947 St.Louis, MO.
e: Univ. of Missouri. Resident of St.Louis, MO.
p: Pres. & Director of Von Hoffmam Corp. of St. Louis. Printer, Publisher, Distributor; Established an Airplane Flight School & Air Taxi Service 1927.
s: 1917-19, Officer in U.S. Army Balloon Corps; 1919-41, Officer in U.S. Army Air Service Reserve; 1942-45, Officer in Army Air Force, ret.Major 1945.
f: Received B-Training 1917; Airplane training 1926; FAI-ACA B-License #888 issued 14 Jul.1920.
l: Sport balloonist 1912-22; Participated in 8 Nat. B-Races; Owner of "Spirit of St.Louis"1921 (backer of C.Lindberg.
m: ACA; St. Louis B-Club; St.Louis Aviation Council, Director.
r: City of Flight. NOTE: Pierre Hoffmans was the 1935 GBR-Pilot.

HOFFMANNS, Pierre            BELGIUM          (1900?1980)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AH/AV/CH.         Sport balloonist. (bio-data unknown)
f: Received B-License about 1934.
l: Pilot in 1935,36,37, & 38 G-Bennett B-Races.

HOGAN, Edward D.            USA                  (1852-1889) K          (SM/GB)
See APPENDIX-B/L/S.         Professional Balloonist.
b: 1852, Mooretown, CAN;
d: 16 July 1889, Atlantic Ocean; Resident of Ypsilanti, MI. Brother of balloonist John (killed in a balloon 1888).
p: Wagon maker pre-1886; Smoke balloonist 1888-89. first B-Flight 1866 (age 14) by climbing onto an ascending balloon (uninvited) on launch; First B-Solo 4 Sept.1886 (age 16) in self-made gas-balloon; Made his First Para-Jump on same flight, Jackson, MI; Made 156 B-Jumps by 1884; 200 B-Jumps by 1888; Claimed more para-jumps than any other man in the World.
l: 1884, FIRST to carry commercial cargo by balloon (a wagon), Jackson to Clayton, MO (28 Mi.) on 18 Apr.1888, Flew a smoke balloon in Canada (Sep.).***Epic flight 16 Jul.1889 from Nassau, NY in "Campbell Dirigicycle" (owned by Carl MYERS). Lost the propeller soon after launch; was last seen by a ships captain 78 miles offshore. Pilot and machine were never recovered. NOTE: MYERS/CAMPBELL ownership disputed.
r: Jackson Daily Citizen 4 Apr.1888; NT-20 Jul.1889/2/3.

HOGAN, John         USA                  (1854-1888) K                  (SM)
See APPENDIX-B/L/S.         Younger brother of Edward.
b: 1854 Canada;
d: 29 Aug.1888 Detroit, MI. Res.of Jackson, MI.
p: Assistant aeronaut to balloonists E.COLE & BARTHOLOMEW.
f: Made only one flight in career, his last. ***Epic flight 29 Aug.1888 from Detroit, MI. Persuaded by Cole's (killed the previous month) agent to fulfill the commitments. John lost his grip on the trapeze during the ascent and fell to his death.
r: AIAA box-217.

HOHMANN, Paul-Ulrich (Uli 2)            GERMANY          (1929-1995)         (HB/GB)
Father of balloonists: Ulrich Jr., Anette & Irene; husband of balloonist: Hanne
b: 23 Nov.1929 Bad Durrenberg;
d: 12 Aug.1995 . Sport balloonist.
e: Merseburg Gumnasium, A-Level 1949.
p: Banker.
f: First B-Flight 30 Aug.1964 with A.ECKERT; First B-Solo 15 Aug.1973 from Augsburg; GB-License issued Sep.73; HB-License 1976; 53 GB flights, 110 HB flights by 1993.
l: Editor of "Freiballon Aktuel" BalloonSport Magazine; Author of Freiballonfarher und Antwarter (FuA); Editor & Author of many ballooning publications.
h: Honored for his dedication in reporting events.
m: German Freeballoon Commission 1984-93, V.Pres.
r: Bio-Data 1993; Pers.Interview; BallonSport Magazine S/O-1995p3 (T).

HOLBROCK,         USA                  (1880?1902) K                  (SM)
See APPENDIX-B/L.                 Professional Smoke Balloonist.
p: Professional Smoke Balloonist Central USA. ***Epic flight 14 Jul.1902 from Mt. Vernon, IL. Ascent was normal, but the parachute failed to open. He Died of injuries.

HOLLAND, Harvey Henry            USA            # 182 (1892?1970)          (KB/GB)
See APPENDIX-AR.                 Military balloonist.
b: 26 Aug.1892 Axton, Ohio.
s: Officer in the U.S.Army Air Force.
f: Balloon, Airship, & Airplane pilot; No record of ACA B-License; FAI-ACA B-License #182 issued 14 Nov.1917.
r: Who's Who of Aviation 1942-43.

HOLLAND, Robert         ENGLAND          (1808-1877)                  (HP)
See APPENDIX-A.                 Sport Aeronaut.
e: Cambridge.
p: Politician; Member of Parliament.
l: Financed many balloon flights of his day. ***Epic flight 7 Nov.1836 (see C.GREEN) from London to Germany. Flight was suggested and financed by Holland.

HOLLARD, ?         USA                  (1880?1940)                  (SM)
See APPENDIX-L.                 Professional Smoke Balloonist.
***Epic flight 1 Mar.1905 from San Angelo, TX. Ascent was marred by the fact that he could not release with his parachute. He returned to earth with the balloon, almost hitting a building, but landed safely.
r: Dallas News 3 Mar.1905.

HOLMBERGER, Gunnar            SWEDEN            #=6 (1880?1940)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AV.         Sport balloonist. (Bio-Data unknown)
p: Engineer.
f: FAI-SAK B-License #6 issued 2 Sep.1907.
r: H.Akerstedt files.

HOLTHOFF von Fassmann            USA                  (1906-1943) K                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AH/AU/CH.         Military & Sport balloonist.
b: 3 Aug.1882 Wiesbaden; First name Alexander.
s: Officer in the Kaisers Guard Grenadier Regiment-1910.
f: German B-License issued 1902; Last recorded flight 1961 from Berlin to LeHarve.
l: Aide to H.ABERCRON in the 1909 G-Bennett B-Race.
m: Berliner, Koloner, & Niederrheinischer B-Clubs; Kaiserlicher Aero Club.
r: BuA p71.

HOLMES, Larry Allan         USA                  (1941-1992) K                  (HB)
See APPENDIX-B (+1)         Sport balloonist.
b: 7 Feb.1941 Tulsa, OK;
d: 8 Aug.1992 Dallas, TX.
e: Univ.of Texas, BSChE-1963; Univ.of Wisconsin, PhD-1968.
p: Product Development Mgr. for D&S Plastics.
f: First B-Flight 1983 from Houston w/Austin Young; FAA Commercial B-License; Approximately 260 hours as PIC.
l: 1st balloon was Piccard AX-6 "Red Rider"; 2nd Cameron O-77
"Armadillo Sunrise"; 3rd Cameron V-77 "Morning Glory"; 1990&91, Participated in U.S. Nat.B-Championships; 1990&91, Participated in Tyler Texas competitions; 1991, Placed FIRST overall in Ft.Worth B-Competition; 1991&92, Participated in Long Jump B-Competitions; 1991&92, Participated in the Great Texas B-Races; 1992, Participated in Festival of Flags, & Fiesta Del Concho; 1992, Participated in the Mesquite B-Festival.
m: BFA, Competition Div; Houston B-Assoc. Pres.1988; N.Tex.B-Assoc. ***Epic flight 8 Aug.1992 (w/Vibhooti Shukla) from Mesquite (E.Dallas, TX). Contacted powerlines at the suspension cables about 110' above the ground. The brief arcing and fire severed the suspension lines and the basket fell to the ground. The envelope continued on downwind; both aeronauts died of their injuries.
r: Bonnie Holmes archives; Dallas Morning News 10 Aug.92p29A; NTSB-Report FTW92FA05. NOTE: Event was vidiotaped by a neighbor and shown that night on nationally-televised news.

HOMER, George F.         USA                  (1906-1943) K                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-B.                 Military Balloonist.
b: 1906.
d: 10 May 1943 Lakehurst, NJ; Resident of Lakehurst, NJ.
s: Warrant Officer in U.S.Navy; Balloon & Airship pilot/instructor. ***Epic flight 10 May 1943 (w/Konstrand & Bryant) from Lakehurst, NJ. After an uneventful flight, a second flight was made with a new crew. The balloon ascended with the 3-new aeronauts, one of whom was said to be smoking a pipe, and burst into flames at 50'. All 3 died of their injuries (7-Mi.East of Ellisburg, NJ). NOTE: First crew (all survived): WOOD, Donald T. of Ipswich, A. EVERSLEY, Darnley of Linbrook, LI/NY, & GOLDMAN, William of Philadelphia, PA.
Second crew (all died): KONSTRAND, Amos W. of Toms River, NJ (A qualified Balloon & Airship instructor); HOMER, George F. of Lakehurst, NJ (A former Boatswain Mate, airship student), BRYANT, Wayne R. of Kenton, TN (A former Parachute Rigger, airship student). Witnesses reported that Homer disembarked from the basket, and the drag rope coincidentally disengaged, as the balloon ignited. Homer ran, unfortunately downwind, and flaming pieces landed on him; He died of burns on the way to the hospital.
r: NT-11 May 1943/17:4, 12 May 1943/11:1; Time Magazine-24 May 43; The Poopy Bag Ballonet, #21-1987; Doc Toline personal report.

HONDA (name unverified)            USA                  (1865?1876) K                  (HB)
See APPENDIX-B/W.                 Professional Balloonist/trapeze artist.
***Epic flight 9 May 1876 from Columbia in "Jimnastico." Made a successful inflation and launch in a hot-air balloon, before a crowd of 4000. As the balloon leveled of at 2000', the pilot proceeded with his acrobatic routine on a trapeze. A minute later, a flame appeared at the top of the balloon, and it fell to the ground soon thereafter. The pilot survived the impact with major injuries, but died later in the day.
r: NT-1 Jun.1876/7/2.

HONEYWELL, Harry Eugene            USA            #- 20 (1871-1940)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AF/AH/AI/AR.         Aeronaut Extrordinaire 1890-1930 era.
b: 9 Sep.1871, Cleveland, OH;
d: 10 Feb.1940, San Antonio, TX. Nickname "Homer"; Father of ballooning daughter.
e: Left school at age 14; Resident of Clayton (St.Louis), MO.
p: Printer, Professional balloonist & balloon maker; Had B-Factory in Clayton, MO for 35 years, (see HADDOCK); Relationship with "Franco-American B-Company unknown.
s: Officer in U.S. Navy during Spanish-American War, served as musician in the Pacific Fleet at Manila, Philippine Islands; Officer in U..S. Army, Capt. in Balloon Corps, 1917-19; B-Instructor to over 400 student officers.
f: First SM-Flight 1880; Last recorded B-Flight 1930; First Gas B-Flight 1905 from St.Louis, MO with Gene GODET; First B-Solo 17 Jul.1909 with his wife & her friend; FAI-ACA B-License #20 issued 14 Aug.1909; Made 157th B-Flight in 1910, 195th flight 11 Jun.1914; Over 600 in his lifetime; 50 year career in all kinds of balloons and airships.
l: Operated a tethered Gas balloon at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (w/Gene GAUDET) in 1905; Participated in Nat. B-Races & G-Bennett B-Races 18 times; Won seven First prizes at the above races.
m: Active in ACA & NAA; Also organized Aero Clubs in: Birmingham (AL), Kansas City (MO); Muskogee (OK), Peoria (IL), Portland (OR), Salt Lake (UT), Topeka (KA), Wichita (KA).
h: Many Military War Medals and Aviation Honors. ***Epic flight 11 Jun.1914 (w/Stewart) from Portland, OR in "Uncle Sam." Aeronauts survived three lightning strikes in flight. ***Epic flight 30 May 1928 (w/Hoskins) from Pittsburg, PA (NBR). Balloon was drawn into a thunderstorm soon after launch and quickly climbed to 19,000 feet. Flight ended soon after, in a terminal velocity descent, during which, the aeronauts jettisoned 1500 pounds of ballast and clothes. Flight ended on the side of a hill, but both survived with no injuries.
a: 4460 Chouteau Ave; St.Louis, MO.
r: Honeywell Scrapbook, Missouri State Historical Society, Saint Louis; NT-27 Jan.1911/1/4, 11 Feb.1940/48/3, 13 Jun.1914/1/2; City of Flight p63.

HOOLE, John         ENGLAND          (1727-1803)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-E/X.                 Sport aeronaut, 1785-1800 era.
Developed (w/brother Sam) and flew many ideas for directional control of balloons.

HORGA, de la         SPAIN                  (1879?1930)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AH/U.         Sport balloonist 1905-10 era.
b: 26 Apr.1879 Santander.
p: Engineer.
l: Spanish Attaché to Mexico.

HOYT, Henry Willets          USA            #-806 (1890-1921) K                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AR.                 Military aeronaut.
b: 26 May 1890 Seven Oaks, FL;
d: 24 Aug.1921 Hull England.
e: U.S.Naval Academy-1914.
s: Officer in the U.S.Navy 1914-21; Naval Aviator #545; Kite Balloon & Airship pilot.
f: Balloon & Airship training at Pensacola; FAI-ACA B-License #806 issued 23 Apr.1919; Airplane pilot.
h: Navy Cross.
r: Contact-Profiles p171. ***Epic ascent 17 Sep.1917 from the deck of the ship USS-Huntington; A passing rain squall caused his defective Kite Balloon to deflate. As it was being recovered, it struck the water, pinning Hoyt underneath. He was rescued by an enlisted sailor who dove under the wreckage and pulled him to the surface. ***Epic flight 24 Aug.1921 (w/crew of 49) from Howden England. Died in the crash of the Rigid Airship"ZR-2." See L.MAXFIELD.
r: City of Flight p63.

HUBER, Ernest         SWISS          #+52 (1899-1978)                  (HB)
See APPENDIX-AH/AV/CH.         Military & Sport balloonist.
b: 1 Mar.1899 Basel;
d: Nov.1978 Zug.
s: Officer in the Swiss Army B-Corps.
f: FAI-SWISS B-License #52 issued 17 Sep.1927; Designated Swiss B-Instructor 11 Mar.1948.
l: Author of : The Hot-Air Balloon; Pilot in the 1932 G-Bennett B-Race. ***Epic flight 28 Sep.1946 (w/Gustave Eberhardt & Hans Fehr) from Schlieren SWI in "Forsanose." ***Flight in a balloon heated by petroleum, lasted 42 minutes (see CONTOS/EMMER/ MEINER/YOST). ***Epic flight 13 Oct.1946 (w/wife) from Schlieren in "Forsanose" lasted 3.5 hours and traveled 80 Km. The top opened in flight, and both aeronauts sustained injuries.
r: The Airship p7; E.SAUTTER-archives.

HUCH, William F.         USA                  (1920-                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-BT.                 Sport balloonist.
b: 1 Jun.1920 St.Paul MN.
e: Univ.of Minnesota, 1942-Aero Engineering.
p: Aero Engineer; Retired Research Assoc.Univ.of Minn; General Mills (high altitude balloon research, 1949-51).
f: First B-Flight 1950; Student of R.UPSON; CAA B-License #1346666 issued 29 Jun.1956; Made about 12 gas balloon flights in his lifetime.
l: Co-developer of the 4-sided polyhedron "Tetroon" balloon; 1956, B-Instructor to David SIMONS; 1960, Homologated B-Record of Don PICCARD; 1982, Assisted E.YOST on the launch of "Pacific Eagle from Nagashima, Japan; Assisted E.Yost on the launch of "Jules Verne from Jaipur, India.
r: Telcon July 1988; Bio-data Aug.1988.
a: 235 Exter Pl.; St.Paul, MN 55104 (612/646-4447).

HUDSON, Raymond A.            USA         #-1077 (1905?1980)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AR.                 Sport balloonist (Bio-data unknown)
b: 18 Oct.1905 Newbury, MA.
d: Phoenix, AZ.
p: Superintendent of Goodyear Aircraft in Arizona 1942-46.
f: Received pilot training at Wingfoot Lake 1933-34; FAI-ACA B-License issued 20 Mar.1934
r: BF-S/O 1984p5.

HUFFMAN, William E.            USA         #-771 (1890?1960)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AR.                 Military & Sport balloonist 1917-20.
b: 19 Jul.1891 Industry, KA; Resident of San Antonio, TX.
s: Officer in U.S.Army B-Corps 1917-20.
p: Aero Construction Engineer, Balloons & Airships.
f: Flying cadet, Balloon training 1917; B-Instructor 1918-19; FAI-ACA B-License #771 issued 26 Feb.1919.
l: 1918, Pilot in Ft.Omaha B-Race; 1929 Aide in Army-Navy B-Race from St.Louis (Sep.).
r: ACA-archives; City of Flight p182.

HUG, Caspar         SWITZERLAND         #+141 (1945-1980) K          (HB/GB)
See APPENDIX-B.                 Sport balloonist.
Grandson of famous sport balloonist Emil MESSNER; Son of famous sport balloonist Regula.
b: 16 Mar.1945 Zurich;
d: 3 Aug.1980 St.Moritz.
e: Swiss Standart Business College.
p: Commercial Businessman.
s: Officer in the Swiss Army.
f: First B-Flight 26 Aug.1959 with his Mother; First B-Solo 29 Oct.1970 from Zurich; Swiss B-License #141 issued 4 Nov.1970; Had about 200 HB-hours, plus 100 gas flights in lifetime.
l: Participated in many National and International events.
m: Emil Messner B-Club (FM).
r: Bio-data from Mother. ***Epic flight 1979 (w/4-pax) from Lensburg. Landed in the Sea near Jeselou (Venice, Italy) after 5-hours. Balloon was towed to shore with the aeronauts in the basket. ***Epic flight 3 Aug.1980 (w/3-pax) from St.Moritz. Made an intermediate landing on a riverbank. The passengers jumped out just before balloon touched a 200KV power line. Explosion blew the pilot out of the basket, into the water. His body was found in Apr.81.

HUG-Messner, Regula (F)            SWITZERLAND         #+118 (1918-                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-BJ/BM/BN.         Sport balloonist.
Daughter of famous sport balloonist Emil MESSNER; Mother of sport balloonist Caspar (killed 1980 in a balloon).
b: 21 Nov.1918 Thun. e: Swiss High School.
p: Housewife.
f: First B-Flight 8 Jan.1938 with E.MESSNER & TILGENKAMP; First B-Solo 26 Aug.1959 from Zurich; Swiss B-License #118 issued 3 Sep.1959 (G+HL); Designated Swiss B-Instructor; More than 5000 B-Hours (20 HB,+488 GB-flights).
l: Participated in many National and International events; 1984, Winner of Opa B-Race; 1985, Pres. of the Jury, Memorial G-Bennett B-Race; 1986, Winner of Memorial G-Bennett B-Race.
m: Emil Messner B-Club (FM); Augsburg B-Club; Salzach (Bavaria) B-Club. ***Epic flight 22 Jul.1978 (w/daughter) from Lensburg in Emil Messner" Night takeoff (0435 hours) continued for 12 hours over the Alps, landing near Cremora (Italy). Son (Caspar) was in another balloon just ahead, within talking range most of the time. ***Epic flight 21 Apr. 1985 (w/4-pax) from Soloturn. Eight-hour flight ended (in Germany) with a fire/explosion of the deflating balloon. The envelope was totally destroyed, but all aeronauts were safe.
r: Pers.Interview June 1985.

HULKA, Francois         CZECHOSLOVAKIA (1857?1910)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-U.                 Military balloonist.
s: Officer in the Bohemian Army, Aerostier.
f: Made 90ascents by 1900.
l: Director of "Prague Jubilee Exposition" 1891. ***Epic flight 1891 (w/SURCOUF & L.GODARD) from Prague. Flight ended in catastrophe (details unknown).
r: l'Aerophile-

HULLEN, Colin         FRANCE                  (1750?1800)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-A.                 Sport balloonist. Cousin of ROBERT Brothers.
f: Made one recorded flight. ***Epic flight 19 Sep.1784 (w/ROBERT Bros.) from Tuileries. Landed in Breauvray after a flight of 6:41 in an oval-shaped balloon.
r: Thomas Jefferson letters.

HUMBOLDT, Albert von            GERMANY          (1769-1859)                  (GB)
***Epic flight (w/Aime Bonplano) in "Chimborazo" about 1810.

HUMPHRIES, Andrew A.            USA                  (1810-1883)                  (HP)
See APPENDIX-M.                 Military observation balloonist.
b: 2 Nov.1810 Philadelphia, PA;
d: 28 Dec.1883 Washington, DC.
e: West Point Military Academy, 1827.
s: Officer in the U.S. Army 1827-79, Ret. Brig. General; Artillery and mapping specialist; Surveyed the Isthmus of Panama 1872-77.
f: Successfully used balloons for combat observations 1861-62.
h: Harvard Hon-LLB-1868; Honorary Member of the Royal Geological Institute, London.
m: National Academy of Sciences (FM).
r: NT-29 Dec.1883/5/4.

HUNT, Jack R.         USA                  (1918-1984)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AO.         Aviator Extraordinaire
b: 17 May 1918 Red Oak, IA;
d: 7 Jan.1984 Ormond, FL.
e: Compton College (Los Angeles, CA) AA-1938; Pepperdine College (Los Angeles, CA), BS-1948 (Bus.Admin.); Barry College, MS-1964 (Education Administration).
s: Officer in the U.S. Navy, 1942-46, 52-56, Ret. Commander; Distinguished career as a Free-Balloon and airship instructor; Airship Weather Observation Officer 1955-58; Anti-Submarine warfare specialist.
p: Air-ship pilot for Howard Hughes "Outlaw" 1948-51; Businessman; Educator; Administrator for Emery-Riddle Aviation.
f: Had more than 200 B-Hours by 1946 (measured in hours/flight); Had more than 20,000 LTA-Hours by 1956; Held CAA pilot licenses for Balloons, Airships, and Airplanes.
m: AOPA; Quiet Birdman; American Legion; Amer. Society for Engineering Education.
h: Harmon Trophy-1958; LTA-Society Achievement Award-1957; Distinguished Flying Cross-1957; Navy Reserve Medal-1952. ***Epic flight 5-16 Mar.1957 (as Commander) from Lakehurst, NJ in "Snowbird." Established a World un-refueled endurance record for aircraft of 264:14:00 (9448 Sm./11 days),) in an airship.
r: BF-M/A-1984; NT-9 Jan.1984; Embry-Riddle Archives.

HUNT, Lottie                         USA                         (1870?1930)                         (SM)
Was advertised for a flight from Cheltham Beach. Flight unconfirmed.
r: Chicago Tribune 21 July 1888 p6 c7.

HUNTINGTON, Alfred K.            ENGLAND            #* 2 (1856?1925)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-X/AH/AG/AS.         Sport balloonist.
b: 1856 Norfolk; Name sometimes spelled: Huntingdon.
p: Meteorologist; Prof.of Meteorology at Kings College in London; Inventor of meteorological balloon equipment.
f: First B-Flight 1902; made 40 ascents by 1905; Student of P.SPENCER; Soloed on his third flight; FAI/RAC B-License issued 14 Jul.1905; Made almost 100 ascents in lifetime; Last recorded B-Flight 30 May 1908 from Hurlingham.
l: 1893-99, Inventor of many innovations in Sonde-Balloons; 1895-06, Scientific balloonist; Early automobilist; 1906 &08, Pilot in G-Bennett B-Races.
m: Royal Aero Club. ***Epic flight 1901 (w/T. BRABAZON) from London. P.SPENCER was to be the pilot that day, but the balloon was too heavy. Thus he made his first flight as pilot-in-command. ***Epic flight 16 Sep.1907 from Brussels BEL in "Zephur. Landed in Gers France after covering 890 Km. (560 Sm.).
r: PYA-Scrapbook; Daily News 17 Sep.1907; Motoring Illustrated 25 Aug.1906p453; Aerial Who's Who p6d.

HUNZIKER, Andreas            SWITZERLAND         #+183 (1951-                  (HB/GB)
b: 21 Jun.1951 Zurich.                 Sport Balloonist. (Bio-Data on file)
p: Artist, Aeronaut.
f: over 1250 B-Hours by 1985.

HUTCHINS, Don L.            USA                 #-298 (1894?1940)          (OB/GB)
See APPENDIX-AR.                 Military balloonist.
b: 17 Dec.1894 Van Neter, IA.
s: Enlisted as Private in the Signal Corps; Officer in the U.S.Army B-Corps 1917; Commander of 95th B-Company.
f: FAI-ACA B-License #298 issued 9 Jan.1918; Airship pilot training at Pensacola, FL; Completed primary airplane training 1922.
r: NAABCV files.

HUTCHINS, Philip         ENGLAND          (1940-1982) K                  (HB)
See APPENDIX-B.                 Sport balloonist, 1971-82 era.
b: 26 Feb.1940, Shrewsbury, ENG;
d: 28 Aug.1982, Ettelbruck, LUXEMBORG.
e: Packwood & Shrewsbury School;
p: Solicitor (Lawyer).
s: British Army, 1958-64, infantry.
f: First B-Flight Aug.1971 from Shropshire with S.FAITHFUL; Learned to fly with T.ADAMS; CAA B-License #57 issued 1974; First B-Solo 1974; CAA Night, Instructor, & Airworthiness Examiner Ratings; More than 850 hours by 1982.
l: Flew in England /Ireland/Scotland/Wales, and: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Kenya, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, S.Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, & U.S.A. 1974 & 80, Participant in British Nat. HB Championships; 1975 & 78, Holder of British Nat. distance record;1975, 77, 78, Crossed the English Channel by hot-air balloon many times (number unequalled to time of this publication); 1977, Qualified for World HB Championships; 1977, Established World record Hang Glider lift (see STOCKWELL); 1979, 80, 81, Winner of "Challenge Mercier; 1981, Crossed the Grand Canyon, AZ.
m: BBAC since 1973; Crossed portions of the Swiss Alps 3-times in Hot-Air balloons.
h: 1977, Winner of Ickle Trophy; Winner of Westward Trophy. ***Epic flight 28 Aug. 1982 from Ettelbruck, Luxembourg in "J & B." Flight in a one-man harness-balloon was initially uneventful. A sudden severe thermal gust of wind caused it to ascend rapidly to the end of the 30 meter tether. The sudden stop at the end caused the pilot to fall, and he died of impact injuries. r: Bio-Data; The Aerostat Oct.1982p4.

HUTCHISON, Edward R.            USA                  (1870?1930)          (SM/GB)
See APPENDIX-S.                 Professional balloonist 1887 to 1917..
p: Owner/operator of "Hutchinson's Balloon Company"; Made his own balloons, and brokered aeronauts for ascents; Protégé of Howard LeVAN & George T.SEWELL.
f: First recorded flight 1887 from Elmira, NY; Last recorded flight Jul.1914 as the "Human Bomb" at Calgary ALB Canada.
l: Made many ascents in Canada.

HUTYRA, Robert         CZECHOSLOVAKIA (1944-                  (HB)
b: 1 May 1944 Czechoslovakia.
p: Professional Sports Coach.
f: No formal balloon training, self taught.
l: 1968, Bicycle contestant in Olympics. ***Epic flight 7 Sep.1983 w/family) from Czechoslovakia. Flight in a home-made balloon of 600Kg. was successfully made over the "Iron Curtain," into Austria in 55 min. (see STRELZYK-1979).
r: Personal interview.

HYDE, Lawrence Layton         USA                  (1940?1997)                 (HB/GB)
See APPENDIX-BJ/BP.                 Sport balloonist (Bio-Data unavailable).
Nickname: Fred.
d: 29 Aug.1997 (auto accident).
s: U.S.Air Force, Flight surgeon.
f: Pilot licenses for Balloons, Gliders, Single & Multi Engine Airplanes.
p: Physician-surgeon, ophthalmology. Astronomer, Musician; Pioneer of corneal transplants; Pilot in G-Bennett B-Races, and World Gas Balloon Championships of 1988. ***Epic flight ?1979 in DaVinci balloon on successful Transatlantic crossing.
a: 5020 W.67th St.; Shawnee Mission, KS 66208.
r: Skylines Oct.97p12 (T).

HYDE, Warren W.         USA                  (1900?                  (HP)
p: Sheriff of Box Elder County, Utah.
h: Utah State Governors Award, 27 June 1945. ***
Epic flight Feb.1945 from Floyd Stohl farm. Hyde was trying to secure a bomb-laden Japanese Fo-Gos balloon for military authorities. Balloon was caught in a gust of wind and Hyde was carried aloft for 30 minutes. He held on to it until it settled to the ground, and is credited with the first capture of a war balloon during WW-II.
r: WB-July 1956/9.

HYDE, William         USA                  (1810?1870)                  (HA)
p: Journalist/reporter, Historian.
l: Made only one recorded flight (see WISE), that from St.Louis to New York, covering 992mi. in 39:40.

HYNEK, Franciszek         POLAND                  (1897-1958) K                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-B/AH/AX.         Sport balloonist 1930-58 era.
b: 1 Nov.1897 Cracow;
d: 8 Sep.1958 Koscierzyna.
s: Officer in the Polish Air Force, retired aviator.
f: Early B-History unknown; Number of B-Flights unknown; Proficient in Balloons, Gliders, and Airplanes.
l: Participated in many pre-1939 B-Competitions; 1933, Winner (w/Z.BURZYNSKI) of G-Bennett B-Race; 1934, Winner (w/W.POMASKI) of G-Bennett B-Race.
h: Considered "Father of Postwar Polish Ballooning," Memorial B-Races held in his honor 1960-62.
m: Warsaw Aero Club. ***Epic flight 8 Sep.1958 from Gniezno. Crashed and died near Koscierzyna. Details unknown.
r: Ilustrowana Encyklopedia Dla Wszystkich - Lotnictwo, 1970; Mala Encyklpedia Sportu, 1987; A.Janusz, Mar.1991.

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