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.
Berra, Ohio

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:
Art Prendergast
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.

Hi Tom:

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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