M.570 (2)  First Officer Robert W. 'Bob' Lindsay Jr 

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 b. 29 May 1921, Graham, TX 14 May 1941 to 13 May 1942 

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  Father Robert W 'Bobby' Lindsay [d. 1943]; Mother Nora Etta [Fiscus] (m. 1944 W R Parrish)

Ed. Peacock Military Academy, San Antonio

His parents moved from Wichita Falls in 1936 and owned the Lindsay Gardens citrus packing plant, and the Lindsay-Niles canning plant in Mission.

prev. Crop Dusting

prev. exp. 400 hrs "most of them flying his family's Howard cabin plane"

Address in 1941: Lindsay Gardens, Mission Hidalgo, TX 


 Postings: 3FPP, 8FPP, 4aFPP, 1FPP

He travelled to the UK as co-pilot in a B-24; "My job is to keep the engines in line and I will only fly about four hours as solo pilot".

1 Accident, his fault:

- 26 Sep 1941, he tried to take off in a Proctor with the brakes on, and tipped it onto its nose.

He wrote to his parents in November 1941, "praising the English and their spirit, saying "They don't any more expect Hitler to take England than we do for him to take one of our cities."


After ATA, Bob joined the US Ferry Command.

Later a Lieutenant in the 10th Air Force in Burma, awarded the DFC and Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal.

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d. 12 Apr 1977 (age 55) - Reno, TX


 Download ATA Pilot Personal Record (.zip file):

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