M.173 First Officer  Robert Olyn Gragg 

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 b. 18 Jun 1914, Montgomery Alabama 18 Oct 1940 to 23 April 1943 

       

ed. University of Alabama '2 yrs Aeronautical Engineering'

4yrs aircraft maintenance work, 8 yrs private flying. 622hrs

married

Address in 1940: 702 Narman Bridge Rd, Montgomery, Alabama

Arrived in the UK 11  Nov 1940 on the SS Duchess of Atholl

Sailed to Liverpool to join the ATA, arriving 11 Nov 1940, with fellow American pilots Howard Alsop, Donald Annibal, Francis Bender, Charles Smith, Dan Jacques, Malcolm Stewart and Roy Wimmer.

Postings: 1FPP, 2FPP

His contract was terminated 17 Oct 1941 and he sailed to Montreal with fellow US airmen Donald Annibal, Roy Wimmer, George Wood, Robert Vinson, Claude Cole (all ATA) and Louis Brosmer; however, his contract was renewed 26 Jan 1942.

"An efficient and reliable pilot. V. keen. Discipline v. good both on and off duty."

Moved to Montreal, Canada, with his wife sometime before 1945.

Director of Flight Operations for Atlantic Southeast Airlines in 1972.

d. 21 Oct 2004 - Crossville, TN


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