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Capt Burton Randolph Drum

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Capt Burton Randolph Drum

Birth
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
3 Apr 2014 (aged 90)
Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida, USA
Burial
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend Add to Map
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Captain Burton R. Drum passed away April 3, he was 90 years old.
He was an airline pilot of great experience and had flown everything from a Stearman Bi-plane to the Boeing 747. As a WWII Navy Veteran, he flew the TBM torpedo bomber off carriers in the Pacific then transitioned to commercial flying and rounded out his career as an FAA check pilot. Captain Drum lived in or visited over 80 countries during his lifetime and his thirst for knowledge never diminished.

He is proceeded in death by his wife, Ruth and was married for 59 years. Surviving are daughters Randy Williamson and Tawny Apple, granddaughters Melanie Ornowski and Jennifer Breaux and four great-grandchildren.

He will be missed.
Captain Burton R. Drum passed away April 3, he was 90 years old.
He was an airline pilot of great experience and had flown everything from a Stearman Bi-plane to the Boeing 747. As a WWII Navy Veteran, he flew the TBM torpedo bomber off carriers in the Pacific then transitioned to commercial flying and rounded out his career as an FAA check pilot. Captain Drum lived in or visited over 80 countries during his lifetime and his thirst for knowledge never diminished.

He is proceeded in death by his wife, Ruth and was married for 59 years. Surviving are daughters Randy Williamson and Tawny Apple, granddaughters Melanie Ornowski and Jennifer Breaux and four great-grandchildren.

He will be missed.


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