In the over 88 year history of TWA, flight deck crew members have made, and are still making, a meritorious contribution to the history of TWA. The crew members listed hereafter, Captains, First Officers, Flight Engineers, Navigators and Flight Radio Operators were part of this passing parade but are no longer with us. Starting with 1931, they are named in annual groups by the year of their passing. Some had relatively long careers ending with normal retirement or early retirement. For others, it was a very brief career. Note that up to 1952 all deaths were while employed. Dates to the left of the name indicate the years each was on the seniority list.
Captain’s Ed Betts and Bob Sherman deserve the credit for supplying this information. Ed Betts originated this section from his voluminous records, and kept it up to date through 1991. Bob has supplied the names until 2012 when Capt. Bob Willcutts took over. Please advise him of any omissions or corrections.
The year of death is uncertain for the 10 under the UNKNOWN year. Please help us identify the correct year.