Captain George Broome King - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 22.043 W 081° 38.560
17R E 438245 N 3359670
Quick Description: The grave of Captain George Broome King is located in the historic Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Captain King was killed in an airplane accident.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2015 7:25:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMNQ85
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Close-up of headstone inscription:

"George B. King (1905-1939) was born in Gainesville, Florida and graduated from Princeton University in 1928. After his graduation, King joined the Naval Reserve Air Corps. In 1933, King became an apprentice pilot with Pan American Airways and was a copilot on the China Clipper during its first scheduled air mail flight across the Pacific Ocean in November of 1935. King died on August 13, 1939, when the Pan American clipper he was piloting during a Miami - Rio de Janerio flight struck a crane on the dock in the Rio de Janeiro harbor, killing fourteen people."

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Type of Death Listed: Accident

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