M.302  First Officer  Harold Gordon 'Buzz' Slingsby
flag usa  b. 17 Aug 1908, St Paul, MN  12 Sep 1940 to 3 Apr 1941

 ata harold slingsby 1942LA Times, 1942


March 1941



Ed. High School, Los Altos; Electrical Engineering Diploma

Address in 1940: (father, Thomas Harry Slingsby) 134W Los Altos, CA

prev. pilot

 Postings: 1FPP, 6FPP

3 accidents, 2 his fault:

- 20 Oct 1940, he failed to open the hood of his Hurricane and it slid back on approach. Due to dust in his eyes, he misjudged the landing and dropped a wing

- 21 Dec 1940, the airscrew of his Spitfire was damaged on landing, after he bounced on some unflagged obstructions

- 8 Jan 1941, he landed his Botha with the undercarriage retracted

Seconded to AtFero

"Harold Gordon 'Buzz' Slingsby was a pilot, ground photographer and aerial photographer by trade, and reporter, detective and soldier of fortune by heart". (Santa Cruz Evening News, 1940)

He received a second award in two months for 'meritorious service' from Gen. MacArthur in Sep 1942.

"He may be a hero, but he never says a word about it in his letters" said his wife Laura.

Laura was "in the publicity and photography business with her husband in San Francisco for several years"

d. 26 Jun 1985 - Camp Verde, AZ

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