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Fogg, Robert Stevens, 1897-1976

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1897 - 1976

Robert Stevens Fogg was born on January 6, 1897 in Boston, Massachusetts. Fogg became interested in flying at an early age. After flying and teaching flying during World War I, Fogg became one of the original barnstorming pilots. In 1920, he returned to New Hampshire and established the state's first airport at Concord. In 1925, Fogg flew the first R.D.F. Air Mail Route on Lake Winnepesaukee, and two years later, was awarded an Emergency Air Star Route into Vermont, flying mail and supplies after the Great Flood of 1927. Fogg achieved national recognition in 1928 when he flew to Greenly Island of the coast of Labrador, to secure the first pictures of the Germans, whose airplane, the "Bremen," went down there after a transatlantic flight. He was also the first to secure news and pictures when the sealing ship "Viking" exploded of the coast of Newfoundland. Fogg retired in 1957 and died on March 7, 1976.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Robert Fogg papers

MS-69
 Collection
Identifier: MS-69
Overview Robert Stevens Fogg (1897-1976), aviator. The collection contains logbooks, photographs, brochures, pamphlets, scrapbooks, clippings, and articles relating to his career as a pioneer aviator.