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New Sussex County Airport Manager

Journal Every Evening new edit
Contributed by Harrison

Date: July 12 1946

Newspaper published in: Wilmington, Delaware

Source: Own collection

Page/Column: News From Delmarva Peninsula

Georgetown, Delaware - July 12 1946 :

Colonel William Campbell Goldsborough, retired Army Air Corps officer, a native of Smyrna, Delaware, has been named as manager of the Sussex County Airport by the Sussex Levy Court, and will assume his position on Monday of next week with headquarters in a building located at the air field near Georgetown. Goldsborough brings wide knowledge and experience in aviation. He is a veteran of both World Wars and has served 27 years in the Army Air Corps. He was educated in the local Smyrna school system, a preparatory school and studied law at University of California. He received an Army commission in 1918 in the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps as a pilot. After the close of WWI he was commissioned a First Lieutenant in the Regular Army Air Corps. He served assignments in the Hawaiian Islands, Scott Air Field in Illinois, flew mail for six months and in 1939 was Commander at Langley Field. During WWII he served as a submarine patrol pilot and also had administrative duties in India and China. He comes to Georgetown from Curtice Wright Corporation where he was an executive in their research division.

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