RUSSELL E. BOGARDUS (1913-1998)
(Flight Engineer and Pilot)
(CNAC 1946 - 1947)
(Edythe Bogardus writes on October 24, 2000)
Dear Mr. Moore,
It's almost 11:00 P.M. and I'm packing to leave for Colorado Springs tomorrow to visit my son, Russell. Nov 6th, I'll be in Carmel, Ca. for a week and then back to Colorado Springs to return home Nov. 15th.
Just a note to say Russ expired March 2, 1998. He was one of the original CNAC crew, flying out of Baltimore in 1946. I saw them off along with June Peasley, wife of John Peasley. Russ and John were both Flight Engineers.
Two other men have called and written to me for pictures, etc. I haven't gone through Russ's pictures, but will really try this winter when the snow is keeping me home. He was best friends with Joe O'Hare who was a CNAC pilot.
When I return home I'll work on this.
October 25, 2001
Edythe says, "By the way, apparently Russ became a CNAC Capt. while in China. Strange."
(Can any of you reading this verify the above statement? Help!!
"Russ in picture, the picture was very dark. Taken in China."
(What paper - 194?)
"On the back it said,"
"Shanghai, Sept 1947, Hunjao Airport."
(Check back later for additional information from Edythe...)
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