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Col James Barney Swindal
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1917
West Blocton
Bibb County
Alabama, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 2006
Cocoa Beach
Brevard County
Florida, USA

Pilot. Commanded Air Force One for John F. Kennedy and flew the body of the slain president to Washington DC from Dallas in 1963. He became President elect Kennedy's personal pilot in 1960. From a portable radio inside the cockpit, Swindal first heard the account of the president's assassination. He spoke of the bind they were in because there was no place on Air Force One for a casket. So the rear seats for stewardesses were unbolted to make room for the assassinated President. 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Young Swindal (1890 - 1981)
  Ida Maranda Kornegay Swindal (1893 - 1923)
 
 Spouse:
  Emily Mae Glover Swindal (1919 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Barney Swindal (1917 - 2006)
  Bernice Samuel Swindal (1920 - 1964)*
  Mary Joyce Swindal (1928 - 1929)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Apr 30, 2006
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Col James Barney Swindal
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Col James Barney Swindal
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Col James Barney Swindal
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