Roscoe Turner: Aviation's Master Showman

Roscoe Turner Aviation s Master Showman His name was synonymous with speed his flamboyant persona as carefully crafted as that of a Hollywood star Born in Corinth Mississippi in Joe Turner was an aerial showman an audacious risk t

  • Title: Roscoe Turner: Aviation's Master Showman
  • Author: Carroll V. Glines
  • ISBN: 9781560987987
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • His name was synonymous with speed, his flamboyant persona as carefully crafted as that of a Hollywood star Born in Corinth, Mississippi, in 1895, Joe Turner was an aerial showman, an audacious risk taker, and a tireless self promoter who focused America s attention well into the 1960s on the potential of aviation for the common good With complete access to Turner s persHis name was synonymous with speed, his flamboyant persona as carefully crafted as that of a Hollywood star Born in Corinth, Mississippi, in 1895, Joe Turner was an aerial showman, an audacious risk taker, and a tireless self promoter who focused America s attention well into the 1960s on the potential of aviation for the common good With complete access to Turner s personal papers, photographs, and memorabilia, biographer Carroll V Glines presents the first full account of the life of this American daredevil aviator Turner determined as a young man to make his way in the world at the forefront of the new, exciting, and risky technologies of speed in the air After serving as a balloon pilot during World War I, Turner found his future in the 1920s as a stuntman, creator of his own flying circus, and a pilot in Howard Hughes s World War I feature, Hell s Angels, Hollywood s most expensive movie before Gone With the Wind Turner glided smoothly into movie society, becoming good friends with fellow pilot and actor Wallace Beery and taking movie stars Clark Gable and Fred MacMurray for their first airplane rides Turner knew how to attract attention To create a consistent image in the public s mind of himself and of aviation he always dressed in a military type uniform of blue tunic, cavalry twill riding britches, polished boots, and a pin of diamond studded wings He was perhaps best known as the pilot who flew with the lion cub Gil as an oil company promotion His place in flight history rests on his skill as a racing pilot he is the only person ever to win the Thompson Trophy three times and, along with Jimmy Doolittle, to win both the Thompson and Bendix trophies In 1934 he and his two man crew were the only Americans to finish the grueling London to Melbourne race.

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    About “Carroll V. Glines

    • Carroll V. Glines

      Carroll V Glines, who retired from the United States Air Force as a colonel after twenty seven years of service, is historian for the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders and curator of the Doolittle Library at the University of Texas at Dallas He has been published in a number of publications and written and co authored numerous books on military and aviation history.

    262 thoughts on “Roscoe Turner: Aviation's Master Showman

    • Many individuals might feel that Roscoe was just a flamboyant pilot. Glines documents the pilot's enthusiasm for flying and the boost he gave to aviation during the Golden Age of Aviation. Yes, he was a colorful character but the reader will discover that he was one of the great pilots. He was a fierce competitor and earned his place in any aviation hall of fame. One story that Glines did not include was why Pancho Barnes and Roscoe didn't have much love for each other. Apparently Ramon Novarro [...]


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