Joseph Battersby Duckworth

Joseph Battersby Duckworth

Birth
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Death 26 Jul 1964 (aged 61)
Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
Burial Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
Plot Block 116, Lot 50, Grave 5
Memorial ID 7099610 · View Source
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United States Air Force Officer. He is considered the "father" of of U.S. Air Force modern instrument flying. His training manuals were used by the Air Force for many years and were a major contribution to World War II, and the 1948 Berlin Airlift. He wrote many regulations related to safety of flight and military operations. He was the first person to purposely fly through the eye of a hurricane (July 27, 1943), and provided the first "inside" air view report of such a storm. Colonel Duckworth served as the head of the safety bureau of the Civil Aeronautics Board in Washington, D.C. He was in command of Hickman Air Force Base in Hawaii when he retired in 1955.

Bio by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian
  • Added: 21 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7099610
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Battersby Duckworth (8 Sep 1902–26 Jul 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7099610, citing Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .