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ENS Malcolm Wellington Bird

ENS Malcolm Wellington Bird

Birth
Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 5 Jun 1942 (aged 28)
Burial Body lost at sea, Specifically: Only aircraft parts ever discovered.
Memorial ID 43542776 · View Source
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Ensign M. W. Bird, USNR, was designated Naval Aviator #7667 in 1941. Entered the service via the pre-war Aviation Cadet (AVCAD) program.

Was one of ten servicemen to perish when his PBY patrol plane, launched from NAS Pensacola, Fla., failed to return from a flight combined as a ASW and training mission over the Gulf of Mexico.

Ensign Bird was the son of Wellignton (1863 - ?) and Marion Park (McGill) Bird (1887 - 1979) as well as the older brother of Wallace.

Malcolm was a 1941 graduate of Middlebury College where he was a brother of the Vermont Beta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He married the former Miss Marjorie Jean Tomlinson (a Pi Beta Phi) on December 20, 1941 in Crestview, FL.


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  • Created by: Mike Weeks
  • Added: 26 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43542776
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for ENS Malcolm Wellington Bird (1 Jun 1914–5 Jun 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43542776, ; Maintained by Mike Weeks (contributor 47007652) Body lost at sea, who reports a Only aircraft parts ever discovered..