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Title The fantastic story of the 'Hiking Viking, ' Bert R.J. "Fish" Hassell : Pioneer pilot, patriot, and adventurer / [written and compiled by Thomas M. Reay].

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : H.C. Johnson Press, [1969?]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Local History Coll. - NSLY-11  R B HAS ARCHIVES    LIB USE ONLY
Description 42 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 16 x 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Cover title.
Facsimile autograph of Hassell on cover.
Includes a chapter by William H. Hobbs on the rescue.
Summary Born in Marinette, Wisconsin, to parents who had immigrated from Värmland, Sweden, Hassell pioneered the idea of the Great Circle air route from North America to Europe. In 1928 he and a companion flew from Rockford, Illinois, bound for Stockholm, Sweden, but were forced down on a Greenland ice cap by high winds and deficient gas supply. They were later rescued. In 1968 the "Greater Rockford" was salvaged from Greenland and returned to the United States. Hassell was named to the Aviation Hall of Fame in 1971.
Subject Hassell, Bert R. J. ("Fish"), 1893-1974.
Air pilots, Swedish-American -- Biography.
Great Circle Route (Aviation)
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Added Author Reay, Thomas M.
Hobbs, William H., author.

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