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Donovan, Greaseball. Greaseball Donovan was created by Frank Richardson Pierce (Frying Pan Austin, CCC, Contact & Mile High, Hardrock, No-Shirt McGee, Flapjack Meehan, Panhandle Pete, Dad Simms, Tip, Rusty Wade) and appeared in a number of stories in Short Stories in 1937 and possibly 1938, beginning with “Lone Wolf Pilot” (Short Stories, Dec. 10, 1937).
Greaseball Donovan is the faithful mechanic to pilot Danny Reagan. Unfortunately, Reagan is treated badly by the transport airline which employs him, and he quits in a dudgeon. Donovan goes with him, and they form Shamrock Airways and fly jobs around the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Among the things they discover are criminals.
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