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Col Joseph B. Duckworth
Birth: Sep. 8, 1902
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1964
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA

Colonel Joseph P. Duckworth is considered the "father" of of U.S. Air Force modern instrument flying. His training manuals were used by the Air Force for many years and were a major contribution to World War II, and the 1948 Berlin Airlift. He wrote many regulations related to safety of flight and military operations. He was the first person to purposely fly through the eye of a hurricane (July 27, 1943), and provided the first "inside" air view report of such a storm. Colonel Duckworth served as the head of the safety bureau of the Civil Aeronautics Board in Washington, D.C. He was in command of Hickman Air Force Base in Hawaii when he retired in 1955. (bio by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian) 
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Albion
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Block 116, Lot 50, Grave 5
 
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Originally Created by: Frank Passic, Albion His...
Record added: Jan 21, 2003
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Col Joseph B. Duckworth
Added by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian
 
Col Joseph B. Duckworth
Added by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian
 
Col Joseph B. Duckworth
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God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Sep. 8, 2013

- CHARLES A. OSWALD
 Added: Jul. 26, 2013

- CHARLES A. OSWALD
 Added: Jul. 26, 2013
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