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Howie Wing, A Saga of Aviation

A fun kids adventure series with 20 year old cadet Howie, WWI Ace Captain Harvey and abetted by his fellow pilot "Zero" Smith and Howie's girl friend, Donna Cavendish.

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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Howie Wing

Howie WingIn 1933,  there were a pair of real live World War One Flying Aces living in Kansas City, and both of them were in the writing game. Bob Burtt submitted freelance material to several outlets while Wilfred Moore worked the sports desk at the Kansas City Star and submitted occasional scripts to the paper's radio station, WDAF. The two fliers met at a party and hatched the idea for a kid's program about a young flier. The story evolved that the youngster was a telegraph operator at the Kansas City Airport named Jimmie Allen who became interested in flying. Initially broadcast on just a few  mid-West stations, the Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen was soon sponsored by Skelly Oil, and kids across the country began pestering their Dads to take the family car to a Skelly Station so the kids could load up on Jimmie Allen premiums.

Jimmie Allen rode the airwaves from 1933 until 1937 (reprised briefly in 1946-47) when Skelly pulled their sponsorship. Evidently, the Aviation and Radio bug still had Wilfred Moore's attention. He followed up Jimmie Allen with Howie Wing, A Saga Of Aviation for the 1938 season. Skelly began to miss the “aviation and kids” show, and had the Chicago ad agency Blackett, Sample and Hummert (early home of the Hummert Radio Factory) create Captain Midnight. The Hummerts put Moore and Burtt on the project, which left Moore with no time for Howie Wing.

Howie WingAlthough Howie Wing, A Saga Of Aviation lasted only a single season, it had all the thrills and adventure of Burtt and Moore's other programs. Howie was a twenty one year old cadet pilot, hot on the trail of adventure under the tutelage of his mentor, WWI Ace Captain Harvey and abetted by his fellow pilot “Zero” Smith and Howie's girl friend, Donna Cavendish. The serial chronicles Howie winning his wings, learning the dangers of night and heavy weather flying, and even feeling the winds of War with references to German aviation.

Howie Wing was sponsored by the Kellogg's Cereal Company. In addition to the popular pilots wings and buttons, one of the advertising gimmicks was an air race of sorts. Two suitcases were prepared (probably filled with Corn Flakes boxes). One was put on a West bound airliner, the other on an Eastbound. The race was to see which suitcase would go around the world and arrive back in Battle Creek first. The West bound case arrived after 25 days. The Eastbound took 29 days. Each made some 75 different stops and were handled by Eastern Airlines, American Airlines, Pan American Airway, Air France, KLM Airlines, Imperial Airways, United Airlines, Transcontinental Western Airlines, and Chicago & Southern Airlines.

For other aviation adventure series, see also: Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen, Airplanes and Pilots in Old Time Radio, Anne of the Airlines, Air Stories of the World War, Captain Midnight,Hop Harrigan, Howie Wing, A Saga of Aviation, Rare Aviation Old Time Radio Shows, Sky King, Speed Gibson, Tailspin Tommy, Terry & the Pirates, Sky King, Sky Blazers and Smilin' Jack,

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    6 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 28 min
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      6 shows - total playtime 1 hours 28 minutes
      1. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 77 Getting Seri.mp3
      2. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 78 Trying To Fi.mp3
      3. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 81 Buzz Rondel .mp3
      4. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 82 Howie Accuse.mp3
      5. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 83 Duke Comes T.mp3
      6. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 84 Faculty Boar.mp3
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    6 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 28 min
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      6 shows - total playtime 1 hours 28 minutes
      1. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 77 Getting Seri.mp3
      2. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 78 Trying To Fi.mp3
      3. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 81 Buzz Rondel .mp3
      4. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 82 Howie Accuse.mp3
      5. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 83 Duke Comes T.mp3
      6. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 84 Faculty Boar.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    6 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 28 min

    Disc A001

    1. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 77 Getting Seri
    2. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 78 Trying To Fi
    3. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 81 Buzz Rondel
    4. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 82 Howie Accuse

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    Disc A002

    1. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 83 Duke Comes T
    2. Howie Wing Saga Of Aviation 380000 84 Faculty Boar

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