HARVEY C. MAHRT (1905 - 1969)
(Pan American and CNAC 1945/6 - 1949/8)
UPDATE - March 23, 2017:
I am the daughter of Harvey Mahrt and Isabelle. I was renewing the CNAC membership for this year and realized I hadn’t looked on the CNAC webpage. I was noticing on the CNAC list of pilots that there wasn’t any updated information on Harvey. Address no longer current and moot at this point as both have passed away with many good memories of China.
I do know he was Captain Mahrt -- dates 1945(6)-1949(8). Not sure time of departure.
While in Toledo, the Colthorpes were our very good friends. My father passed away in 1969 and we were living in Montgomery, NY. At that time. Patrick who is pictured in the wedding picture was the little ring bearer along with Pam Parish He passed away from congenital heart defect in 1968. After my Dad passed my mother, Isabelle returned to Toledo, Ohio. She passed away 2011. My sisters and I did have the great opportunity to go to Dayton, Ohio for the CNAC being added to Wright Air Force base opening honoring the CNAC contribution.
We were able to meet Valerie Parish-Kendrick.
Kenny did mention that “you had to get pass by Dad before he would let you take the pilots seat.” Kenny also mentioned that Harvey did craft the approach which is now the Kai Tak pass in Hong Kong. As children living in Toledo I do remember Art Chin and family visited as this was the 50’s so memories were very fresh in their minds.
I appreciate if you could update the information and appreciate the effort to keep this history alive. (updates completed)
Best wishes, Jacci Mahrt
From the 2 April 1949 pilot's list:
Mahrt, H. C.
610 Cathay Mansions
Last know address from the 1964 and 1965 CNAC Mailing Lists was:
1736 Eileen Road
May 17, 2007
Talked with Isabelle Mahrt -- pronounced "Mart" Wednesday. We had a good visit. She and Harvey lived with my parents (Len and Fran Parish) in China for awhile. A great time was had by all. They had a little boy, Patrick, that played with my older sister Pam. Tom...in Tud Tarbet's wedding picture on the website....the little ring bearer was Patrick Mahrt...NOT DD...I goofed. (all corrected - picture below)
Valerie Parish Kendrick
Wedding of Tud Tarbet and Mary Margaret Barry
Left to right the men are:
William "Mac" McDonald, Reg "Doc" Farrar, Tud Tarbet (bridegroom), balding man in back is unknown, William A. Smith (in Army Air Corp uniform), "Red"? (in Navy? uniform), Bob Rengo (kinda cut-off).
Left to right the women are:
1st lady is unknown, Elizabeth(?) McDonald, Mary Margaret Tarbet (bride), last lady on right is unknown.
Little flower girl in front is Pam Parish (daughter of Len and Fran Parish) and the little boy is Patrick Mahrt (son of Harvey and Isabelle Mahrt)
(Photo Courtesy of Valerie Parish Kendrick)
or would like to be added to the CNAC e-mail distribution list,
please let the CNAC Web Editor, Tom Moore, know.