Ed. Culver Military Academy, Michigan State College, Tulsa School of Aeronautics
Address in 1941: Lake Fenton, Fenton MI
2nd Lieut in US Cavalry Reserve 1938
He was one of three ATA pilots who survived the sinking of the SS Nerissa
He was off sick from 9 to 25 May 1941 with "foot injuries sustained in shipwreck"
m. 1943 Norah M L [Palmer] in London
Later flew 'The Hump' with CNAC - see CNAC Captain Austin Young
Sailed back to the US on the 'Ile de France', with Norah, on the 26 Apr 1945. Fellow American ATA pilot Victor Pieper and his English wife Hazel accompanied them.
His father bought a car agency - the Twin-City Chevrolet Co - in West Palm Beach for him. He "became well-known in flying and sporting-car circles."
Divorced from Norah in 1950
m. 1951 in Florida, Edith [Walters], a stewardess for Eastern Air Lines:
m. 1954 in Florida, Corrinne Edith [Huber] [3 children]
In 1959 he joined up with Cuban Sergio Hernandez Reyes and Peter Lambton, the son of ex-ATA pilot Ruth Ballard, in a CIA plot to overthrow Castro. They went to Cuba, but were captured almost immediately and sentenced to jail.
Austin Young and Peter Lambton, awaiting trial
Austin was released after 42 months, having repeatedly escaped from Cuban jails.
Meanwhile, Corinne worked as a waitress and looked after the 3 children...
d. 12 Jul 1978, Florida