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AIR BAHAMA HISTORY BY FRED COX CREW FRIENDSHIP REUNION WEBSITE FIRST PUBLISHED JULY 16, 2000

TOM GANNON
IN MEMORIAM


INTERNATIONAL AIR BAHAMA CREW WEBRING




In Memory of a Great Pilot
and Colleague



AIR BAHAMA IN MEMORIAM

Dick Lassiter, pilot, founder
Executive Jet Aviation
and co-founder of
International Air Bahama


BRIGADIER GENERAL
O F "DICK" LASSITER
CHIEF PILOT EV TERRY
REST IN PEACE


REMEMBERING EV
On photo
Bill McDonald, Margie Ave Torres,

Tex Davis, Ev Terry, Don Torres
and Vernica Ferguson

TOM GANNON

Lt. Col. Thomas Francis Gannon
July 10, 1920 - January 29, 2013
REST IN PEACE

JD Stone, Sylvia King and
Tom Gannon, sitting Anette Martins


Obituary for Thomas Francis Gannon

 Thomas F. Gannon, LT. Col, USAF (Ret), age 92, 
of Fort Walton Beach, FL, passed away on 
January 29, 2013.

 He was born on July 10, 1920, to Thomas F. and 
Ursula C. Gannon in Dover, N.J. 
He was a flight navigator over a 35 year period, 
and flew combat in WWII and Korea. He was shot 
down in WWII, and became a prisoner-of-war in 
Germany for 15 months. He spent 22 years in the 
USAF, and retired in 1964.
 After obtaining his FAA Navigator license, he 
flew with International Air Bahama Air Lines 
over the Atlantic then Braniff International 
Airlines over the Pacific. When the airlines 
became computerized, he joined Lockheed 
International, and flew as C-130 instructor 
navigator with the Libyan Air Force, In Tripoli, 
Libya, over a 5 year period. While there, He 
met his future wife, Kathleen, and they were 
married after returning to Fort Walton Beach.
 As a Master Navigator, He was always 
interested in the Earhart Disappearance, 
together with Tom Willi, a retired Navy 
Commander; they replotted her flight, and 
came up with the probable crash sight. They 
recruited Tighar, an aircraft search 
organization, to do the search. After a 
total of 6 searches at the same island, 
enough evidence was found to convince all 
concerned that this was indeed the actual 
island where Earhart’s flight ended.
 Tom was well known and admired for his 
daily exercise Regimen, his sharp mind, 
quick wit, and his young at heart outlook 
on life.
 He was preceded in death by his loving 
wife Kathleen. 
Tom will be deeply missed by his loving 
family. His beloved Elizabeth Harkins, 
Andrew Harkins, Julia Kearns, Scott Nance, 
Stephanie Jones, Hunter Jones, Melanie 
Kepple, Ian Nichols and Harleyann Jones.
 







EV AND WINONA TERRY

Winona Terry RIP



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