Themes with Harold Gustav Dick

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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1907/01/19 Harold Gustav Dick is born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He had two years of German in high school in Lawrence taught by a teacher name O'Leary. Born Lawrence Massachusetts
1927/07/28 ROTC certificate is awarded to Harold "Hal" Dick for the Air Corps Advanced Course, Langley Field, VA. Education Hampton Virginia
1928/00/00 Harold Dick graduates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. HGD teaches there for one year. Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
1929/01/21 Harold Dick receives a telegram offering him a job at Goodyear Tire and Rubber of Akron, Ohio. Work
1930/00/00 Harold Dick earns his pilot licenses in free-balloon and blimp flight. Both were signed by Orville Wright. Education
1931/00/00 Harold Dick is transferred to the Goodyear Zeppelin Corp, a subsidiary of Goodyear Tire and Rubber, where he works in project design during construction of the USS Macon. Work Goodyear Airdock Akron, OH Fate of the USS Macon
1932/00/00 Harold Dick attends airship ground school at the Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, 1931-1932. Education Hangar No 1, Lakehurst Naval Air Station Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
1934/05/00 As Goodyear's liason, HGD travels to the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin, Friedrichshafen, Germany. He is to study the Graf Zeppelin and monitor the construction of the Hindenburg, reporting directly to the president of the Goodyear Zeppelin Corp. Work
1935/00/00 Over the next five years HGD will cross the Atlantic 12 times in the Graf Zeppelin, 4 times in the Hindenburg, and made 6 trips over the North Atlantic in the Hindenburg to Lakehurst, New Jersey. Work Hangar No 1, Lakehurst Naval Air Station Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
1936/00/00 Due to his friendly relationship with Luftschiffbau Zeppelin personnel, the Reich Air Ministry prohibits Dick from studying airships on an official basis, but he does continue to have free access to the airship plant. Work
1936/03/04 The Hindenburg makes its first test flight from the Zeppelin dockyards at Friedrichshafen with 87 aboard, including Zeppelin chairman, Dr Hugo Eckener, Lt Col Joachim Breithaupt of the German Air Ministry, Zeppelin's 8 airship captains. Work Hindenburg Disaster
1936/03/26 Graf Zeppelin and the Hindenburg begin a 3 day propaganda flight. The Hindenburg's fin is damaged on the first take-off. Guards confiscate cameras to avoid negative publicity, but Dick hides his in his jacket and is able to keep photos of the damage. Work Hindenburg Disaster
1936/03/31 Hindenburg departs Lowental for Rio de Janeiro. After a 100 hour and 40 minute flight, the airship lands in Rio on April 4th. Work Hindenburg Disaster
1936/05/06 LZ-129 Hindenburg lifts off from Friedrichshafen for American, the first airliner to provide regularly-scheduled service between Europe and North America. Work Hindenburg Disaster
1937/04/12 Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England. Guest Westminster Abbey, London London Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
1937/05/03 Harold Dick cancels his upcoming flight on the Hindenburg to brief his American boss on the current state of the airships. His boss's visit was a surprised. Work Hindenburg Disaster
1938/11/14 Graf Zeppelin II is christened and flies the first time. Only Zeppelin Company officials and Hermann Goring are present, Hal Dick was not allowed to take part. Work
1938/12/00 After more restrictions are put in place against Hal Dick, he leaves Germany and returns to the United States. Work
1945/11/00 Hal Dick manages Goodyear's Midwest aeronautical sales of aircraft wheels, brakes and tires to the Army Air Force until November 1945. Sales included a tire and brake contract with the Army Air Force at Wright Field, Ohio. Work Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Ohio
1946/00/00 HGD leaves Goodyear, moves to Kansas. For more than 50 years Dick lived in Eastborough. In Wichita, he worked as the President of Wichita Ponca Canvas Products, as a member of the local school board, on the City Council and Mayor of Eastborough. Work
1986/00/00 Harold Gustav Dick co-authors with Douglas H Robinson "The Golden Age of the Great Passenger Airships: Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg", published by the Smithsonian Institution Press. Author
1986/00/00 Harold Dick is ordained a minister in the Episcopal Church at age 79. Vocation
1992/00/00 HGD serves as a technical advisor on the documentary Hindenburg: An American Story (Jim Meyers Film Enterprises, El Cajon, CA, 1992). Expert
1997/09/03 Harold Gustav Dick dies. Died
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