JOHN A. PRENDERGAST
much better known as "Art"
(CNAC 194? - 194?)
In the 1943-45 log book of Don McBride, Art listed his home address as:
John A. Prendergast
327 Waverly St.
Art Prendergast in front of Don Codrea's airplane in a rice paddy.
(Caption and Photo Courtesy of Jim Dalby)
From a 1960's CNAC Personnel List:
Flying Tiger Line
December 13, 2000
Received the following e-mail from George Gewehr, the current Historian of the Flying Tiger Line (FTL) Pilots Association.
In our book Tiger Tales, Art is mentioned more then once. For example, the writer of the book was in maintenance before he became a pilot. He relates and incident that happened at F.T.L." One of the mechanics I worked with was Art Prendergast, who was mentioned in the CNAC introduction and also in the Dewline chapters." Art was a wiry little guy who might be the one who coined the phrase, "I'm not small, I'm just wound up real tight" One time Art was high up on a "Cherry Picker" working on the tail of a DC-6, when Bob Prescott noticed him. Bob called up, "Hey Art, come down on down. I want to talk to you". Art looked down and said, " It's no farther for you to come up here than for me to go down there!" Bob shook his head, laughed and climbed the ladder.
Cheers, George Gewehr
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