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Houston, Frank L., -2002


Biographical Note

Frank "Sam" Houston served as a pilot during World War II. He flew many B-17 bombing missions in the European theater, including seven missions into Berlin, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (730th Squadron, 45th Bomb Group) for his service.

Post-war, Houston met his bride-to-be, Betty, in Spokane, Washington. They moved to Seattle and Houston became a pilot for Northwest Airlines and flew mostly 747s for more than 30 years. He retired in 1982 and became a Museum of Flight Trustee, serving until 1986. Frank Houston passed away in 2002, survived by his wife Betty.

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Biographical Information Files - H

Scope and Contents Individuals whose names begin with H: Haddaway, George Edward [Aviation journalist, enthusiast, and philanthropist] Obituary, Air-Log (The University of Texas at Dallas), 1998"SEAlebrity: Honorary Silver Eagle George E. Haddaway," The Scuttlebutt, October 1989 Haise, Fred [U.S. astronaut] NASA photographs of Haise Haisen, Elmer...

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