M.322  First Officer Willard Noel Estes 
 flag usa   b. 15 Jan 1911, Monett, Missouri 15 Jan to 26 Jun 1941 

 ata willard estes  ATA

   c.1932    

 

Father, Willard Albert Estes, of 11077 De Foe St, Pacoima, CA

Ed. Will Mayfield College, Marble Hill, Missouri 

prev. Flying Instructor, US Army 1930-34 (Fort Francis, Laramie, Wyoming in 1930, a football player for the Army)

prev. exp. 1,050 hrs during 12 years civilian flying

  Draft card, 16 Oct 1940

Adress in 1941: 154 West 170th St, Hazel Crest, Illinois


Postings: 1FPP

  

Spitfire VB 92 Sqn top view c1941

d. 26 June 1941 (Died in ATA Service) - overshot while landing at Biggin Hill in Spitfire Vb P8538, tried to take off but hit top storey of airmen's barrack block.

"He has done a fine job for us and his loss will be greatly felt"

 

Buried St Mary Cray Cemetery, London Borough of Bromley, Greater London, England


Postscript:


 Download ATA Pilot Personal Record (.zip file):download grey

 

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