Frank Cordova

Frank Cordova

Birth
England
Death 12 Apr 1942 (aged 24)
Nigeria
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Section F Row 17 Grave 12
Memorial ID 56246335 · View Source
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Frank served as a Civilian and Ferry Pilot with the U.S. Armed Forces in Northern Africa during World War II.

He resided in New York State prior to the war.

Frank was piloting a cargo plane, that crashed for an unknown reason, that was carrying arms and ammunition. It was said that he, with great effort, maneuvered the plane to crash on the forest-cloaked-hill instead of the quiet town which would have left many people dead and properties destroyed.

The plane crashed on a hillside near Ara, Oyo Providence, Nigeria during the war. This is noted as the "first" crash to ever happen in Nigeria and is now a local tourist attraction.

Husband of Evelyn Louise Reardon Cordova who resided in Long Island, New York.

Another American civilian also died in the same crash:
Murray, Ralph W.
Other's may have also died in this crash.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56246335
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Cordova (17 Nov 1917–12 Apr 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56246335, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .