M.212  2nd Officer  Omar William Crim

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 b. 4 Aug 1904, Bucyrus OH 29 Nov 1940 to 24 May 1941


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Father John Bennett Crim [d. 1932, Charleston WV], mother Mathilda (b. 1878 in Germany, family emigrated to USA in 1881)

Ed. Public School, Charleston

prev. Trooper, WV State Police 1929-32; motor mechanic, pilot

m. 1934 Hazel Gaye [Roberts] [d. 1985]

Adress in 1940: 1407½ Jackson St, Charleston WV

Travelled from St. Johns to Liverpool on the SS 'Nova Scotia' with fellow pilots Edmund Jarrett, Kenneth Douglas, Kenneth Seeds, Robert Vinson and Edwin Whittington.

Postings: 6FPP

He joined a Mr. Hubert M Covert in setting up 'Flight School Inc.' an air taxi, cargo and ambulance service, at Clark Field nr. St Albans, WV, in Nov 1954.

Crim Omar W 1978 News pg1

d. 31 Jul 1987, Charleston WV

Cumberland Times News - February 9, 1989, Cumberland, Maryland:

"Scholarship Established At University
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -The West Virginia University Foundation has received nearly $80,000 from the estate of a Charleston aviator to establish a scholarship in his name.
Omar W. Crim, a pilot with the Civil Air Patrol during World War II, died July 31, 1987, at the age of 82. He was one of the oldest active airplane pilots in West Virginia. Those eligible for assistance from the Omar W. Crim Scholarship Fund are the winners of the Spaatz Award,
which is presented by the Civil Air Patrol of West Virginia. The highly prestigious award is named in honor of Carl Spaatz, a pioneer in aviation. Any recipient of a $3,000 per year Omar W. Crim Scholarship must attend WVU.

Crim began flying in the late 1920s and made his first solo flight in 1933. After World War II, he returned to Charleston where he operated
Clark Field for several years. Later, he flew charters and gave flight instruction as a pilot at Kanawha Airport (now Yeager Airport).

Crim worked as a pilot from 1972-74 for Eagle Coal & Dock Co., Aviation Division. He then served as safety director. With his wife Hazel, now
deceased, Crim operated a weekend sightseeing service offering flights over the Kanawha Valley.

Under the terms of the fund, half of the yearly scholarship amount will be paid at the beginning of the academic year. The remainder will be paid at the beginning of the second semester providing the recipient maintained a 2.5 grade point average during the preceding term. The WVU Foundation is a private corporation which serves as the fund raising arm of the  University. The Foundation also is the administrative organization for those funds."

Thanks to Alisa Scott for her research

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