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George William Goddard

Innovator & Pilot

Born: June 15, 1889 in London, United Kingdom
Death: September 20, 1987
Enshrined: 1976

Created the first aerial mapping units, directed photo coverage of the 1921 warship bombings, and made mosaic maps of many cities and land area.

In 1925, he made the first-night aerial photographs.

Mapped unexplored areas in the Philippines and, in 1934, directed aerial mapping of Alaska.

Pioneered in stereoscopic, high altitude, and color photography, and also developed the continuous film strip camera.

Promoted aerial reconnaissance and introduced the moving film magazine during World War II.

Served as an Air Force consultant in detecting the Soviet missiles in Cuba in 1962 using his film strip cameras.

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