Liberty Hill Author Hedglen, Brings to Light a Powerful Flight

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Little-known story depicts harrowing flight from mainland United States to territory of Hawaii, and the stories of the survivors.

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a story about a little known event that occurred ninety years ago and is virtually untold outside of Hawaii.

Thomas L. Hedglen’s book - Fleet Wings of Fame: A Story of Art Goebel, Bill Davis, and Martin Jensen, Survivors of the Race to Hawaii ($24.99, paperback, 9781545640067; $41.99, dust jacket, 97815456400074; $9.99, e-book, 9781545640081) is now available for purchase.

Fleet Wings of Fame is a story about a little known event that occurred ninety years ago and is virtually untold outside of Hawaii. Ten people risked their lives for money and glory, four survived, and three were willing to share their stories.

These men were the first civilians to fly from the mainland of the United States to the Territory of Hawaii. Fleet Wings of Fame tells about their lives before they made news, to what extent each one enjoyed notoriety, and how long the adoration lasted.

Thomas Hedglen grew up in Central Arizona in the 1950s and 60s. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam during 1969-70, with Marine Camera and Jamming Squadron – One. He has written book reviews for the Oklahoma Historical Society for thirty-two years. Fleet Wings of Fame: A Story of Art Goebel, Bill Davis, and Martin Jensen, Survivors of the Race to Hawaii is Hedglen’s debut book.

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