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Browne, Nathan C., 1895-1979


Biographical Note

Nat Browne was a pilot during the 1930s through circa early 1950s. He is best known for his attempted Seattle-to-Tokyo flight in a modified Fokker Universal.

Nathaniel Christopher "Nat" Browne was born on March 31, 1895 in Oklahoma. In August 1918 he enlisted in the United States Army. He was released just a few months later in November 1918. In 1932, Browne attempted a Seattle-toTokyo flight in a modified Fokker Universal, which was unsuccessful. As of 1940, he was residing in Alaska and working as a bush pilot until the early 1950s.

Browne married at least three times; to Mary Elizabeth Battenfield Brown (1895-1927) on April 15, 1916 in Amarillo, Texas.; to Margaret R. (no last name provided), according to 1940 census data; and to Clara Halverson (1914-1997) on October 10, 1945 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nat. C. Browne died on August 29, 1979 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - B

Scope and Contents Individuals whose names begin with B: Babcock, Harold E. [Cartographer] Biographical sketch, 2000 Babson, Roger W. [Business expert] Babson, Roger, "Possibilities for Aircraft," Aeronautical Digest, November 1923 Baby, Tony [Museum designer] "Enthusiasm is High for Air Museum Here," Seattle Times, June 26, 1983 ...

William E. Boeing Sr. Papers

Identifier: 2005-10-06-B
Abstract William E. Boeing, Sr. (1881-1956) was an aviation pioneer and founded The Boeing Company in 1916. The collection holds textual materials, such as correspondence, philately, business-related materials, clippings, and ephemera, as well as photographs and illustrations related to his personal and business life, circa 1783-2008. Major areas of interest include family photographs and extensive personal and business-related correspondence.

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