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 Charles Francis Blair, Jr

Charles Francis Blair, Jr

Birth
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 2 Sep 1978 (aged 69)
At Sea
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 2, Site 4966
Memorial ID 5928 · View Source
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United States Army Officer, Author. He served first in the the United States Army Air Corps, then the United States Air Force, rising to the rank of Brigadier General. His long career in military and commerical aviation was highlighted by his making the first solo crossing of the North Pole in a single engine plane. In 1968 he married actress Maureen O'Hara, with whom he remained married to until his death in a tragic plane crash in 1978. He was the author of the work "Red Ball in the Sky".


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 23 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5928
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Francis Blair, Jr (19 Jul 1909–2 Sep 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5928, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .