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 Maxie Leroy Anderson

Maxie Leroy Anderson

Birth
Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 27 Jun 1983 (aged 48)
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Plot Block 24, Section 94, Grave 4
Memorial ID 9846 · View Source
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Adventurer. He, along with Ben Abruzzo and Larry Newman, won worldwide fame when they piloted the Double Eagle helium balloon across the Atlantic in August 1978. They began their successful transatlantic crossing from Presque Isle, Maine, and flew 3,107.61 miles in 137 hours, 5 minutes and 60 seconds. He was killed in a balloon crash in Germany.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 4 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9846
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maxie Leroy Anderson (10 Sep 1934–27 Jun 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9846, citing Sunset Memorial Park, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .