Bernadine Marie Feller


Bernadine Marie Feller

Victor, Iowa County, Iowa, USA
Death 15 Apr 1948 (aged 23)
Newmarket on Fergus, County Clare, Ireland
Burial Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
Memorial ID 194505316 View Source

Bernadine Marie Feller
an Air Stewardess
Daughter of Christopher Feller and Bernadine Beeh Feller, of Victor, Iowa
She graduated from University of Iowa in February 1946, majoring in French and Spanish, and joined Pan American World Airways on May 1, 1946.

Death Certificate
Bernardine M. Feller, aged 23, an Air Stewardess, from New York, died on 15 April 1948, at Cahertigue, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare.
The cause of death was Shock and Burning, Instantaneous.
Her death was registered on 22 May 1948, on foot of information received from Patrick K. O'Flynn, Coroner for East Clare, following an inquest held on 13 May 1948.

On 15 April 1948, Pan Am flight 1-10, a Lockheed Constellation Clipper aircraft "Empress of the Skies", crashed during an attempted landing at Shannon Airport.
It was taking part in a round-the-world flight, which had started at San Francisco, and was due to finish at New York.
The usual route comprised,
San Francisco to Calcutta,
via Honolulu, Wake, Guam, Tokyo, Okinawa, Manila, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Calcutta
Calcutta to Damascus
via Delhi, Karachi, Basra, Beirut/Damascus
Beirut/Damascus to Istanbul
Istanbul to Brussels or Paris
if Brussels, via Frankfurt
Brussels/Paris to London.
London to Shannon
Shannon to New York
via Gander

The plane had taken off from London at 0:35am. It had been cleared to land on runway 23 at 2:10am but missed its approach. On the second attempt to land, it crashed 720 m. short of the runway, at Cahertigue, Shannon.
There were 31 people onboard, 30 of whom died. There was 1 survivor Mark Worst, an employee of Lockheed Aircraft, former manager at Shannon, from Burbank, California. There were 10 Crew and 20 passengers. The Lockheed Constellation aircraft had a normal flight crew of 5, and a cabin crew of 5.
Of the dead, 20 were American, 5 were Italian, 2 were Indian, 1 each were from Australia, Britain, and Pakistan.
28 were buried in Drumcliff Cemetery, County Clare, 1 was buried in England, and 1 was buried in America.

The casualties are listed as recorded on the monument. The third panel lists the crew buried here. The remains of 1 crew member appear to have been returned to Connecticut, U.S.A. for burial

Khan Bahadur Jamsid Sorabji Cama, aged 44, married, from Navrejee Buildings, Ahmedabad
Jacob Farhat aged 56, from 52 West 29th St. New York
Dewitt Greer, aged 44, an employee of Pan Am, from New York
George Dailey Henderson, aged 34, American Consul at Dharan, Saudi Arabia, from Damascus
Agnes Lengyel Henderson, aged 23, from Damascus
Bruce Kirk Henderson, aged 13 months, from Damascus
Guisseppe Lanza, aged 43, a Seaman, of Cannon Beach Cosmopolitan Shipping Co., New York
Guisseppe LaCandia, aged 33, a Seaman, of Cannon Beach Cosmopolitan Shipping Co., New York
Robert Lawrence Menard, aged 26, of Maynard St, Putnam, Connecticut

Vinton King Milbank, aged 51, of Westhampton Beach, Long Island, New York
Caroline Ould Milbank, aged 36, of Westhampton Beach, Long Island, New York
Roger Mounier, aged 56, from 70 King St., Sydney, Australia
Carlo Muratore, aged 33, a Seaman, of Cannon Beach Cosmopolitan Shipping Co., New York
Luigi Pastore, aged 23, a Seaman, of Cosmopolitan Shipping Co., New York
William Peters Jr, aged 51, from 75 Pitto St., Boston
Mumtaz Shahnawaz, aged 34, Pakistani Diplomat, from 74, Laurence Road, Lahore, Pakistan
Yacoub M. Shummara, aged 18, from 5 West 29th St., New York [Stateless]
Marie Louise Thompson, aged 18, from Preston, England
Antonio Valia, aged 55, a Seaman, of Cannon Beach Cosmopolitan Shipping Co., New York

Frank Carl Jakel, aged 35, Captain Pilot, married, from New Hyde Park, New York
Carlton Monroe Henson Jr., aged 27, First Officer Pilot, from Forest Hills, Long Island, New York
Everette G. Wallace, aged 28, Second Officer, married, from New York
Hector R. LeBlanc, aged 29, Third Officer, married, from New York
Stanley J. Frank, aged 31, Assistant Aero Engineer, married, from New York
James Victor Sexton, aged 31, Radio Operator, married, from New York
Bruce J. Nevers, aged 32, Assistant Radio Operator, married, from New York
John J. Hoffmeier, aged 40, Purser/Chief Steward, married, from New York,
Bernadine Marie Feller, aged 23, Stewardess, from New York, and Victor, Iowa

Not listed on the Monument, but who also died in the crash, were

Albert Grottle, aged 34, Aero Engineer, married, from New York/Connecticut
Sir Homi Maneck Mehta, aged 77, Indian Industrialist, married, from Sea Face, Bombay

not yet concluded


Khan Bahadur Jamsid Sorabji Cama
Jacob Farhat
Dewitt Greer
George Henderson
Agnes L. Henderson
Bruce K. Henderson
Guisseppe Lanza
Guisseppe LaCandia
Robert L. Menard

Vinton Milbank
Caroline Milbank
Roger Mounier
Carlo Muratore
Luigi Pastore
William Peters Jr
Mumtaz Shahnawaz
Yacoub M. Shummara
Marie Louise Thompson
Antonio Valia

Frank C. Jakel
Carlton M. Henson Jr.
Everette G. Wallace
Hector R. LeBlanc
Stanley J. Frank
James V. Sexton
Bruce J. Nevers
John J. Hoffmeier
Bernadine M. Feller

who lost their lives in an aircraft accident at Shannon Airport
on April 15, 1948

a separate plaque laid on the grave

Voluntarily Maintained By
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& Fire Service
& Aer Rianta Shannon

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