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 Richard Cromwell Maguire

Richard Cromwell Maguire

Birth
Madison, Dorchester County, Maryland, USA
Death 10 Jul 1942 (aged 38)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland, USA
Plot cremated
Memorial ID 8300509 · View Source
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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.

Bio by: Dan Moore


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Dan Moore
  • Added: 20 Jan 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8300509
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : 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 .