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Biographical entry Hancock, G. Allan (1875 - 1965)

Born
1875
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Died
1965
California, United States of America
Occupation
Business executive

Summary

G. Allan Hancock was a philanthropist who financed technologies such as railways and television. Charles Kingsford-Smith awakened his interest in aviation. Hancock provided money for Kingsford-Smith and Charles Ulm to buy an ex-Hubert Wilkins Fokker Tri-Motor aeroplane from the United States in 1927. After re-engining this plane became the Southern Cross.

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Rosanne Walker