I purchased the book "Personalities of the West and Midwest" at a garage sale in 2002 and have been posting biographies with birth dates prior to 1912. Some of the bios are pretty lengthy, so I will just post that information pertinent to genealogy. If this person is related to you, please contact me for any other information the book may contain.
I hope I am able to be helpful in your search.
George Wellington Van Tassel Born: Jefferson, OHMar 12, 1910 Resided in Yucca Valley, CA Occupation: Airpirt Operator Married: Eva Meek Children: 3 dau
Career & Prof Act: Author, TV & Radio Appearances, Pres Corp 11 yrs, Airport Oper 22 yrs, Aviation Career Started in 1927, Douglas Aircraft 8 1/2 yrs, Personal Flight Inspector for Howard Hughes 3 1/2, flight Test Inspector Lockheed Aircraft 4 1/2 yrs, 4 yrs w Airlines