M.--- * First Officer  Reginald Franklin Conroy Vance 
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b. 13 May 1903, London

to American parents

24 Jan  to Mar 1941 

   1943

     

 

Father: Reginald Henley Conroy Vance (d, 1922), mother: Clarissa Meachum [Brown, d.1922], of Fredericksburg, VA.

Grew up in USA from age 3

Ed. St Paul's School, Concord NH; Harvard 

 US Air Corps 2nd Lieut 1929; Assistant Military Attache in London from October 1940

m. 27 Nov 1929 in Chatanooga, TN, Susan Wharton [Hansell]


 Postings:

 


 Returned to USA in March 1941

Lt-Col, USAAF from 1942

   1952

 

 d. 27 Oct 1981 - Gloucester Co, Virginia, USA

  Abingdon Episcopal Church Cemetery, White Marsh, Gloucester County, Virginia

 

"Retired Air Force Col. Reginald Franklin Conroy Vance, 78, a former chairman of the Gloucester County Republican Party, died Tuesday in Walter Reed Memorial Hospital.
Born in England, he graduated from St. Paul's School in Concord, Mass., and was a member of the graduating class of 1926 at Harvard University.
He was a bomber pilot in World War II and earned the Silver Star and Purple Heart.
He was on the military staff of the United Nations in 1950 and served in Europe and the Far East before, during and after World War II.
He was a member of Abingdon Episcopal Church, which he had served as junior and senior warden. He was a member of the Gloucester Rotary Club, the Sons of the American Revolution, an aviation society known as the International Order of Characters and a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants.
He had served as president of the Tidewater Daffodil Society.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Susan Hansell Vance; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Whitson of McLean and Lady Susan Oldman of Kenya, Africa; a sister Mrs. J. R. Keast of St. Peter's Port, Guernsey, England; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren." https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41174215/reginald-franklin_conroy-vance


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