Beverly Connell Curtis

Military
media-53578.jpeg UPL 53578 Beverly Connell Curtis (standing) while working as a swimming teacher for the Red Cross life saving service, c. March 1941.

Image published in The Tampa Tribune, 23 March 1941.

Object Number - UPL 53578 - Beverly Connell Curtis (standing) while working as a swimming teacher for the Red Cross life saving service, c. March 1941.

Beverly Connell Curtis was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and moved to Tampa, Florida as a child. He worked as a swimming teacher before enlisting in the US Army Air Forces in July 1942. Curtis was assigned to the 53rd Fighter Squadron, 36th Fighter Group, flying P-47 Thunderbolts, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on 16 June 1945. Following the Second World War he worked at Maas Brothers department store and served with the US Air Force in Korea, rising to the rank of Captain before his discharge on 28 February 1953. Curtis later opened a furniture store in Tampa.

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Event Location Date Description

Born

Raleigh, North Carolina 11 August 1919

Died

Tampa, Florida 13 January 1997

Enlisted

Buried/ Commemorated

Florida National Cemetery

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Sources

A-2 flying jacket worn by Beverly Curtis IWM UNI 13856, Find a Grave, Distinguished Flying Cross Award Card at the National Archives, Obituary published in The Tampa Tribune, 3 February 1997

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