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Bert Blanchard Acosta

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Acosta, Bert Blanchard. b. January 1, 1895, San Diego, California; Married; Pilot; Possible prior military service as an instructor for the Canadian Airforce, was one of Admiral Byrd’s pilots on the transAtlancitc crossing on June 29, 1927; Single (separated/divorced); Aeronautical engineer and Barnstormer; No political affiliation; received passport# 678 New York series (5107) on November 10, 1936 which listed his address as 46 West 17th Street, NYC; Served with the Republican Air Force as a pilot, bombers flying Potez 54s, claimed to have downed three He 51s; Returned to the US on January 14, 1937 aboard the Paris; d. September 1, 1954, Denver, Colorado, ashes buried at sea; Unsuccessfully attempted to sue the Republican government for back wages.

Source: SACB, John Carver Edwards, Airmen Without Portfolio, Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1997; Ancestry.

 

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