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 Richard Cromwell Maguire

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Richard Cromwell Maguire

  • Birth 8 Apr 1904 Madison, Dorchester County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 10 Jul 1942 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland, USA
  • Plot cremated
  • Memorial ID 8300509

Aviation Pioneer. Captain Maguire made the first flight on instruments only in a commercial airliner in aviation history flying a DC-2 commercial airliner with 14 passengers on board from New York to Chicago. This historic flight on September 8. 1935, opened up a whole new era in the field of commercial aviation and was well documented by the Chicago and New York newspapers. Tragically, Captain Maguire died of a heart attack following an appendectomy. He was 38 years old. A group of pilots in full uniform chartered a plane and scattered his ashes over the farm where he grew up.

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  • Originally Created by: Dan Moore
  • Added: 20 Jan 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8300509
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Cromwell Maguire (8 Apr 1904–10 Jul 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8300509, citing Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .