Glenn Curtiss & Lts. Park, Goodier, McLeary, Brereton
Glenn Curtiss & Lts. Park, Goodier, McLeary, Brereton
December 4, 1912
Library of Congress Collection, 12-8-07

     If you search for "Lewis E. Goodier, Jr.", using the Google search engine, (5-12-05), you will find about 6 links. The one cited immediately below is an outstanding resource.
Air Force Historical Research Agency
     "The Lewis E. Goodier Collection is a compilation of photographs depicting the early history of the Army-Air Force, and oral interviews conducted by retired Lt Col Lewis E. Goodier Jr. The imagery located within has been digitized with minimal enhancements in order to maintain the integrity of the original photographs. Photographic captions, if supplied with the originals, are also included with each image. Digitized oral interviews have been enhanced, but may still suffer from degradation of original material. Please be patient when selecting interview clips because they require slightly more time to load compared to the photo albums."
     This is a remarkable collection of photographs and oral interviews and is an essential resource for anyone wishing to understand the life and career of Lt. Goodier and to become familiar with the state of aviation during his lifetime. You can access the site by clicking on the title above.

One of America's Oldest Army Fliers
Lt. Col. Lewis E. Goodier, Jr., USAF (Ret.) one of America's oldest army fliers died at his home in Santa Barbara, Calif., Dec. 29, 1961, at the age of 76.
     Born in Utica, N.Y., Aug. 5, 1885, his enlistment in the Army was greatly influenced by his father, Col. Lewis E. Goodier, who had a long service as a Judge Advocate, U. S. Army and is remembered for the famous Goodier Trial.
     Lt. Col. Goodier's career with the U. S. Army Coast Artillery, Signal Corps and Air Corps spanned the years from 1908 through World War II.
     He received his first flying instruction at the Curtiss School in Hammondsport, N. Y., in 1912 and qualified for his Aviation Pilot license, F. A. I. No. 200 on January 8, 1913, at San Diego, North Island, California under the Curtiss banner. On February 14, 19113, at the North Island location he qualified for Military Aviator's license No. 8 and Aero Club Expert No. 10.
     In those early years he served with such fliers as Harold Geiger, Eric L. Ellington, Mose L. Love, Joseph D. Park and William L. Patterson., all of whom have Air Force bases named after them. Severely injured in crashes involving both water and land aircraft he turned to administrative work during World War I when he commanded the Aviation Station at Essington, Penna. Recalled in World War II, he served as chief of staff to the Commander of Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif.
From The Early Birds of Aviation CHIRP, October, 1962, Number 69
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