M.161 First Officer Malcolm Ferguson Stewart b. 19 Jan 1909, Boston, Mass. 21 Oct 1940 to 8 May 1941
in 1927, age 18
1938 (Boston Globe)
Father: Alexander Stewart, (b. Scotland). Mother: Christine [Ferguson] (b. Nova Scotia)
Nationality: "Scottish, Canadian and Honduran"
6ft ; blue eyes, brown hair
Ed. Hyde Park High, Harvard (Naval Science; B.A. in International Law, 1930)
prev. US Army Air Corps 1932-37 (Lieut); Honduran Air Force Jan 1938-Oct 1940 (Captain); Commercial Pilot
In Honduras, he was head of the school of military aviation for the Republic of Honduras, "one of the most responsible jobs ever given to an American in Central America"
m. 15 Dec 1934 in Portsmouth, NH, Jean [MacLeod]
Address in 1940: 40 Alaric St, W Roxbury, Mass.
Arrived in the UK 11 Nov 1940 on the SS Duchess of Atholl, with his fellow ferry pilots Howard Charles Alsop (M.165), - Donald Lee Annibal (M.163), Robert Olyn Gragg (M.173), Dan B Jacques, Charles John Smith, Francis Bender and Roy Edwin Wimmer.
Off sick in Mar 1941 with influenza
2 accidents, 1 his fault:
- 15 Dec 1940, unable to start the engine of his Fairey Battle after landing in wet weather
- 12 Jan 1941, forced landing in a Hurricane; he persisted too far in bad weather
Shortly after his return to the US (4 Jun 1941), he registered for the US Draft:
By Jul 1942, he was in the USAAF attached to TACA "on a special mission with the US Army Engineers", based in Trinidad. His job there toook him to "British Guiana, Surinam, Curacao, Aruba, Venezuela, Antigua, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Barbados, and other Caribbean areas"
m. Olga (one son, Robert N)
Chief of the Honduran Air Force
d. 13 Jul 1949 (age 41) - Tegucigalpa, Honduras