Werner Wieting
Photo courtesy of Rene Hackstetter, 11-16-04

Gustav Basser
Gustav Basser
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Flugplatz Johannisthal
10. Auflage               Juli--September 1914
Gustav Basser
23. Juni 1914 Dauerflug 18 Std. 12 Min.
Photo courtesy of Rene Hackstetter, 11-16-04

Karl Hackstetter
Basser's World Record Flight
     From the left: Curt Ungewitter, Rumpler Works Pilot, Flugzeugfuhrer No. 683 from 17.2.1914; Rekordflieger Robert Thelan, Flugzeugfuhrer Nr.9 from 11.5.1910; Hackstetter; Gustav Basser, with a floral wreath on his arm, Flugzeugfuhrer Nr. 354 from 24.1.1913; Rumpler; Werkmeister Schurer; Werner Wieting, Flugzeugfuhrer Nr. 312 from 15.10.1912 ( bildete als Fluglehrer u.a. Gunther Pluschow, den "Flieger von Tsingtau" aus); M. von Stoephasius, Flugzeugfuhrer Nr. 434 from 17.6.1913.
     Gustav Basser had just concluded his world record flight, in a Rumpler of course!
Text and photo courtesy of Rene Hackstetter, 10-30-04

"Record Duration Flight"
Knoxville Journal and Tribune,
Knoxville, Tennessee: June 25, 1914,
Transcribed by Bob Davis - 3-3-03
"Johannisthal, Germany, June 24. - A world's record for a duration flight was made today at the aerodrome here by Gustav Basser, a German airman. He remained in the air for 18 hours and 10 minutes. The best previous record was made by Bruno Langer on February 3 - an uninterrupted flight lasting 14 hours and 7 minutes."

Gustav Basser
from Alte Adler e. V

     If you search for "Gustav Basser", using the Google search engine, (7-27-04), you will find about 8 links. Only five are relevant and they are written in German. However, machine-translations are available from the entry on the Google page.
Alte Adler e.V
     This page, in German, describes the "Old Eagle" organization and while not mentioning Basser in the text, does offer a beautiful picture of him, a copy of which I have used to head this page. You can access the page, in German, by clicking on the title above.
WW I DIgest 1642
     On this page is reproduced an article by Joey Valenciano which discusses the development of airlines in Germany right after WW I. The primary focus is Udet's activities, but it does mention Gustav Basser, who is identified as one of the pilots for Edmund Rumpler, in two places. You can access the page by clicking on the title above.
     This page, in German, tells the story of the Aero Club in Zwickau and does offer a brief mention of Gustav Basser. Even with the help of the machine translation, I can only guess that it refers to the destruction of the "Gustav Besser" factory by bombs during WW II. You can access the page by clicking on the title above.

       "Nach dem Tode von Gustav Basser am 20.10.1968 wurde zum neuen Vorsitzenden am 14.10.1970 Friedrich Stahl einstimmig mit dem stellvertretenden Vorsitzenden Mühlig-Hofmann gewählt."
     After the death of Gustav Basser to 20.10.1968 to the new chairman at 14.10.1970 Friedrich the steel unanimously with the deputy chairman Muehlig Muehlig-Hofmann one selected.
from Alte Adler
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