M.394  First Officer  Paul Bleecker Makepeace
flag usa  b. 9 Dec 1915, New York 20 Mar 1941 to 19 Mar 1942 

 ata paul makepeace ATA

     

 

Next of kin: (parents) Mrs & Mrs Frank B Makepeace, Cos Cob, CT

 Ed. Greenwich High School, CT

prev. 3 yrs as Sgt in US National Guard 211 Coast Artillery Div.; Company Pilot for Sinclair Oil Co. in Caracas, Venezuela

Address in 1941: 157 E 81 St, NYC


 Postings: 14FPP, 9FPP, 6FPP

2 accidents, 1 his fault:

- 7 Sep 1941, his Spitfire hit a control box due to him taxying without sufficient care;

- 30 Jan 1942, he skidded in Spitfire BL751 on landing, and nosed over. Kemble airfield had been signalled as unserviceable due to ice, but the signal did not arrive before he took off on the delivery flight.

"A very competent pilot and a good officer."


Joined RAF Ferry Command

d. 17 Jan 1943 (age 27), one of 26 lost in C-87 (Liberator Express) 41-1708 which disappeared between Accra and Brazil.

Commemorated on the Ottowa Memorial


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