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Robert William Prescott

Robert William Prescott, American airline executive. Served as ensign, instructor, United States Naval Flying School, Pensacola, Florida, 1939-1941; member American Vol. Group (Flying Tigers), 1941-1942; Member Flying Tigers A.V.G. Group Air Transportation Association (director).

Background

  • Prescott, Robert William was born on May 5, 1913 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Son of George Washington and Una Victoria (Stewart) Prescott.

  • Education

    • A.A., Compton (California) Junior College, 1934-1936. Law student Loyola University, Los Angeles, 1937-1939.

    Career

    • With Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Los Angeles, 1934-1936, Challenge Cream & Butter Company, 1937-1939. Pilot for Transcontinental & Western Airlines, 1942-1943. Captain for China National Aviation Corporation, transporting supplies over The Hump, 1943-1944.

      Engaged in purchasing planes and supplies for a Mexican airline, 1944-1945. Founder, 1945, president, director Flying Tiger Line, Inc. (formerly National Skyway Freight Corporation), Los Los Angeles.

    Membership

    Served as ensign, instructor, United States Naval Flying School, Pensacola, Florida, 1939-1941. Member American Vol. Group (Flying Tigers), 1941-1942. Member Flying Tigers A.V.G. Group Air Transportation Association (director).

    Connections

    • Married Anne- Marie Bennstrom, July 16, 1962. Children (by previous marriage): French, Kirsten.
    • father: George Washington Prescott
    • mother: Una Victoria (Stewart) Prescott
    • spouse: Anne- Marie Bennstrom
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    Died March 3, 1978
    (aged 64)
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