BERNARD T. KUHLMEIER (1920 - 1957)
"Barney" or "Butch"
(CNAC 194? - 1949)
(Captain - ???)
(Hump Flights - XXX)
Bernard and his wife Thea had three children; one daughter, Thresa "Tissy" and two sons, David and Theodore "Ted".
On a flight from Beirut to Bahrain, Bernard was killed when his plane crashed over the Mediterranean Sea in 1957.
Here are some details from that crash, but unfortunately, these details do not list any names:
Date: 03 OCT 1957
Type: Curtiss C-46A-45-CU
Operator: Lebanese International Airways
C/n / msn: 30249
Year built: 1944
Crew: Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers: Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total: Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Written off
Location: off Beirut (Lebanon)
Phase: En route
Departure airport: Beirut International Airport (BEY)
Destination airport: Kuwait International Airport (KWI)
Crashed into the sea after takeoff from Beirut.
His wife, Thea, was born in 1925 and passed away in 1984.
From an undated CNAC Personnel List:
Kuhlmeier, Bernard p d (pilot, deceased)
Mediterronai J?? Lebaner Airlines (not sure of spelling)
From a CNAC Personnel List of about 1965:
Kuhlmeir B T(typo)
c/o Plains Oil Mill
From the CNAC Mailing Lists of 1971 and 1979:
Mrs. Barney "Tic" Khulmeier (typo)
716 Avenue E
Fort Madison, IOWA 52607
November 28, 2005
I am in-contact with the Kuhlmeier kids and they are very excited to hear about the CNAC web site and look forward to adding to their father's page.
Update!Tissy Kuhlmeier attended the 2011 CNAC Reunion. She is very excited.
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