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James Bertram "JB" Muff, Sr
Birth: Aug. 21, 1916
Minot
Ward County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1977
Calcutta
West Bengal, India

Son of Harry Muff and Marguerite Agnes Alsen, JB grew up in Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN.
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Husband of:
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1) Doris Arlene Emerson before 1939 in Minnesota.
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2) Fetna Louise "Fette" Koory, whom he married on August 8, 1944, in Las Vegas, Clark, NE, and with whom he had three children: Janet, Nancy and James B. Muff Jr. They were divorced on October 12, 1959, in Clark Co., NE.
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3) Annie Unknown.
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An aircraft engineer by occupation, JB worked for a time with Pan American Airways, and then with the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC), a group that pioneered air routes over "the Hump," transporting supplies and personnel during World War II.
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After the War, he went into partnership with Eddie Quin, a pilot friend from CNAC and the Jam Sahib (read: Maharajah) of Nawanagar, India, to form a private airline. The airline, Jamair, moved from Jamnagar to Calcutta, India, and was eventually nationalized by the Indian Government (1953). To have his life's work overtaken like this was a terrible blow to JB, but he remained a Director of the company until his death in 1977.

 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Harry Muff (1893 - 1985)
  Marguerite Agnes Alsen Muff (1897 - 1923)
 
 Spouse:
  Fetna Louise Koory Britt (1920 - 2006)*
 
 Children:
  Janet Muff (1947 - ____)*
  Nancy Ann Muff Ryba (1948 - 2012)*
 
 Sibling:
  James Bertram Muff (1916 - 1977)
  Arthur Walter Muff (1918 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"J. B."
James. B. Muff
21 August 1816
Minot, North Dakota, USA
29 July 1977
Calcutta
 
Burial:
Bhowanipore Cemetery
Calcutta
West Bengal, India
Plot: Grave S-98
 
Maintained by: Janet Muff
Originally Created by: Nancy Muff Ryba
Record added: Oct 11, 2009
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- Carolee McGill-Barker
 Added: Jul. 3, 2016
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