Aug. 18, 1917 West Blocton Bibb County Alabama, USA
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.