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Robert William Prescott

airline executive.

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