Robert George Fowler

Robert George Fowler

San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 15 Jun 1966 (aged 81)
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Burial Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Memorial ID 23206388 · View Source
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Robert Grant Fowler was an early aviation pioneer.

Early Bird Trustee R. G. (Bob) Fowler drove racing cars before he started piloting airplanes.

A native of San Francisco, Fowler entered the auto business early in life. He got interested in auto racing and won a number of events between 1903 and 1911. In the meantime, he had begun flying and in 1911 got instruction from the Wrights and entered a $50,000 race across the U. S. He recalls, "I was the first to start and the last to finish --- spent 112 days en route."
After organizing the LWF Company at New York in 1916, Fowler started the Fowler Airplane Corp. in San Francisco. The company built 275 training planes for the Signal corps. After World War I, he turned to passenger carrying in the S. F. area in a Bluebird plane, and was the first person to make a west-to-east transcontinental flight in stages.

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  • Created by: Tom Rose
  • Added: 1 Dec 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 23206388
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert George Fowler (10 Aug 1884–15 Jun 1966), Find a Grave Memorial no. 23206388, citing Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Tom Rose (contributor 46856178) .