M.114 *  Flight Captain Jay Herald Cordner 

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 b. 24 Jan 1893, Bethany Nebraska c.8 Sep 1940 to 2 Mar 1944 

 ata jay herald cordner 1936 1936      

 

Military Service in WWI from 5 Jun 1917 to 19 Feb 1919 and 1924-27

prev. a copper miner and farmer, then pilot; "he established and then flew an air-mail route from Kansas to Denver in the early 1920s"

 m. 1914 Judith M [Anderson], 2 children

Address in 1930: District H, Denver, Colorado

Shelton AG 4 Crusader

In the mid-30s he was the pilot of the splendid "sub-stratosphere" Shelton AG-4 Crusader, which was expected to "Whiz-z-z to Paris" but the company folded in 1938 under securities fraud investigations before the Crusader could go into production.

In 1940 they were living with her mother, and his brother-in-law's family in Pasadena, CA

Sailed back to Montreal on the SS Tilapa on 19 Aug 1941, with fellow-pilot John Marine, on a vist to Pasadena. He said "I am sure the British will win. They have so much spirit and actual courage. Even during the height of a bomb raid, they will put on the tea pot for that 4 o'clock cup of tea."


d. 2 Mar 1944 of natural causes at Prestwick, S Ayrshire, Scotland

ata Jay Herald Cordner grave

Buried Cambridge American Cemetery, England


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