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Dole Derby

Honolulu businessman James B. Dole put up a prize for the first plane to cross the Pacific in the Dole Derby, August 16-17, 1927. Only two planes finished the Derby--the Woolaroc piloted by Art Goebel and the Aloha, piloted by Martin Jensen. Several planes didn't get off the ground in Oakland, and several others were lost at sea enroute to Wheeler Field, Oahu.
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