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Monday, April 21, 2014

PAA Capt. Maurice Proctor

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, PAA Capt. Maurice Ammons Proctor
July 16, 1915 - April 3, 2014
 
A tribute to Captain Proctor, good friend and one of this country’s Greatest Generation.....
        DL Captain Doyle Braswell writes:

 
To: PCN_Carol Faulkner    From :  Doyle (ODBDAD@aol.com)

 Death of Pan Am Captain Maurice Proctor 

Below is the obituary of a dear friend and former neighbor, Maurice Proctor.  Maurice began flight training with the US Army Air Corps at the beginning of WWll and later joined Pan American for a successful 33 years of service.  When not flying Maurice's favorite past time was fishing in the Gulf Stream and playing bridge.  He took great pleasure in taking kids of deceased father's fishing.  Maurice was definitely of the Greatest Generation. 
 
 After retiring from Pan Am in 1975 Maurice moved to The Redlands near Homestead, FL and farmed avocados.  A graveside service with military honors was held in Benson, NC April 9,20114.
 

Thanks,
 
Doyle Braswell
 
Captain, MIA
 
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South Dade News Leader, Obits
Thu, Apr 10, 2014
 
Maurice Ammons Proctor
July 16, 1915 - April 3, 2014
 

  Maurice Ammons Proctor, 98, of Panama City, FL died April 3, 2014. The youngest of nine children, Maurice was born July 16, 1915 in Conway, SC to Ansel Lawrence Proctor and Donella (Ammons) Proctor.
 
  Retired Captain for Pan American World Airways and was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps.
 
  His aviation career began in 1941 with the Captain Civilian Pilot Training Pro-gram in Wilmington, NC at Pennington Flying Service for private pilot's license. Secondary at Piedmont Aviation, Winston Salem, NC in 1942. Maurice received advanced training with AWTI (Advanced War Training Institute) conducted by the CAA Standardization Center at Houston, TX for instrument-link and multi-engine training.
 
  Maurice joined Pan American in December, 1942 at Dinner Key, Miami, FL, where for the first few months he flew navigation flights - training Air Force and Navy Aviation Cadets using the Commodore and Sikorsky S-40 Seaplanes equipped as flying classrooms. His flying career advanced on to the DC-3, 4, 6, 7, 8; Convair CV-240; Lockheed Constellation and Boeing 727 until he retired at the mandatory age of 60.
 
  Air travels with Pan Am covered most of the world. He was based in Brazil, Rio, New York, London and Miami. His late wife of 60 years, Miriam, shared all this - with so many fond memories.
 
  He is survived by his daughters, Barbara (Ted) Zangwill and Valerie Proctor; his grandchildren, Maurice (Kim) and Chris Jones; his great-grandchildren, Justin Jones, Miriam (Abby) Jones, and David Zangwill; and his great-great-grandchild, David Lewis Zangwill.
 
  Burial will be in Benson, NC.

Arrangements under the direction of Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee, FL.

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