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 Bruce Wayne

Bruce Wayne

Birth
Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 4 Jun 1986 (aged 52)
Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot In the walled, northeast corner of the Court of Liberty area; the section furthest to the east of the Washington statue
Memorial ID 18867 · View Source
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Air Traffic Reporter. He worked for eighteen years as the "KFI in the Sky" traffic reporter as part of the popular "Lohman and Barkley" radio show on station KFI-AM (640) in Los Angeles. His job was to guide millions of motorists through Southern California traffic snarls every morning. He was killed on-the-job in a 1986 plane crash shortly after takeoff from Fullerton Municipal Airport. According to a witness, his blue and white Cessna Cardinal seemed to develop engine trouble at an altitude of about 300 to 500 feet. He had nine years of experience in radio and television along with flying lessons courtesy of the GI Bill, when he became Boston's first flying traffic reporter in 1961. Just months before his death, he said in a "Times" magazine interview, "I had never even heard an air traffic reporter” at the time he started this profession. According to his wife, he missed his twenty-five-year flying traffic reporter anniversary by two weeks.

Bio by: Linda Davis


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US AIR FORCE
KOREA
DEAN OF AMERICA'S TRAFFIC REPORTERS


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18867
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bruce Wayne (19 Nov 1933–4 Jun 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18867, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .