JOHN KEITH ALEXANDER (1912 - 1983)
"Keith" to his family and "Alex" to his adult friends
(CNAC 1943/4 - 194?)
(Captain - 194?)
(Hump Flights - XXX)
Elaine - thank you for sharing some history about your father.
John Keith Alexander was born Auguest 23, 1912 in Joplin, Missouri to Ernest Earl and Gladys Juanita Burton Alexander.
He passed away January 16, 1983 in Deming, New Mexico and was buried at Arlington Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City.
John Keith Alexander was a pilot in the Royal Air Force (RAF), 71 Squadron of the Eagle Squadron: http://www.eaglesquadrons.com/cpg132/index.php?cat=5
From a Los Angeles paper of 1940 or 41
Upon leaving the Eagle Squadron, John sailed home on the George W. Goethals out of Cape Town, South Africa arriving In New York City August 16, 1943.
And now a closer look at those happy faces.
Note that young brother, Jim, is wearing Keith's CNAC flight jacket with the "Chung".
Keith had 3 brothers and they were all pilots. His sister, Lois, was in the service. All of the Alexander siblings are now deceased.
From Gene Banning's list of 8/31/00:
"... 11/43 or 2/44?"
In the 1943-45 log book of Don McBride, Alex listed his address as:
2857 DELEVAN DR.
January 21, 2001
Just visiting my son and his family in Florida and checked out the web site. I noticed that on John Alexander (we just called him Alex) that it didn't show that he had been in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Don't really know much else.
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