GOODIER, Lewis Edward Papers (1861-1957)

.25 cu ft, 5 audio tapes

Call No. 168.7105

IRIS No. 1026133-1026137

(1885-1961). Lieutenant Colonel. Air Corps, 1912-1932.

Born 5 August 1885, Utica, NY. BS, Georgia School of Technology, 1908. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Coast Artillery Corps and served to grade of First Lieutenant, 1908-1912; began duty in Aeronautical Division, Signal Corps, September 1912. (Aero Club of America Land Plane Pilot Certificate No. 200, January 1913 and Expert Aviator Certificate No. 10, February 1913). Retired as Captain, July 1916; recalled to active duty, July 1916 and served in various capacities with some career breaks until finally relieved in August 1932. Career assignments include: Officer, Ordnance Proving Ground, Fort Hancock, 1908-1912; successively Flight Training Student and Flight Instructor, College Park, MD, Hammondsport, NY and North Island (San Diego), CA, 1912-1916; Co-supervisor, Inspection Department, Technical Aeronautical Advisory and Inspection Board, 1916; Organizer, Aviation Reserve, Joy Aviation Field (Mt Clemens), MI, 1916-1917; Commanding Officer, 2nd Reserve Aero Squadron, 1917. Retired 15 August 1932. Died 29 December 1961.

Personal and official papers relating to Goodier's early flying experiences. Includes audio tapes of Goodier, recalling his entry into the Coast Artillery Corps, transfer to the Aeronautical Division of the Signal Corps, flight training and instructor experiences at College Park, Hammondsport and North Island, and subsequent commanding of the 2nd Aero Reserve Squadron (1908-1917). Also includes commentary by Colonel Henry T. Bull, USA (retired) on Lieutenant Colonel (then Captain) William C. Ocker, an early aviation pioneer in "blind flying" (1914). Contains several photographs, many from the USAF Historical Study No. 98, The Army Air Arm, 1861-1917, including pictures of Fliers Foulois, Milling, Lahm, Spaatz, Selfridge and "Tiny" Broadwick; the first "aircraft carrier," Wright and Curtiss aircraft, and the first attempt at aerial bombing (1861-1917).

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include court martial proceedings on Goodier's father, Lieutenant Colonel Lewis E. Goodier, 18 October 1915 (168.6503-16).