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pweee
05-17-2018, 03:57 AM
I am seeking information
about my uncle James A Eckols. He flew for Ozark Airlines out of St Louis Missouri in the mid sixties, 1965 to 1968 I believe. The last time I saw him was 1966.

He and my aunt Louise got divorced sometime around 1970. She recently passed away and would never talk about him. I would like to know what became of him and if he may still be alive. I don't know his exact age but he would have to be in his late eighties or ninety years old by now. He was always very nice to me and I would like to know what became of him.


AirBear
05-17-2018, 12:36 PM
I am seeking information
about my uncle James A Eckols. He flew for Ozark Airlines out of St Louis Missouri in the mid sixties, 1965 to 1968 I believe. The last time I saw him was 1966.

He and my aunt Louise got divorced sometime around 1970. She recently passed away and would never talk about him. I would like to know what became of him and if he may still be alive. I don't know his exact age but he would have to be in his late eighties or ninety years old by now. He was always very nice to me and I would like to know what became of him.

He appears to be passed away:

Silver Swallows (http://www.silverswallows.com/last_flight_west.htm)

From other hits I got he was very active with the Union, I think even the MEC Chairman of the Ozark Pilot's Union. Many of the links require a subscription to get the info thou.

pweee
05-17-2018, 02:15 PM
I see his name on the Silver Swallows. Thank you for taking the time to inform me. I assumed he had passed but never knew for sure. He gave me a trunk of his old books when I was young. Tom Sawyer, Black Beauty. Tom Swifts Adventures etc. I read them repeatedly. How could I find out when he passed and where?


AirBear
05-18-2018, 11:12 AM
I see his name on the Silver Swallows. Thank you for taking the time to inform me. I assumed he had passed but never knew for sure. He gave me a trunk of his old books when I was young. Tom Sawyer, Black Beauty. Tom Swifts Adventures etc. I read them repeatedly. How could I find out when he passed and where?

I only found 1 James A. Eckols' death record that was anywhere close to the right age:

James A Eckols
Birth Date 7 Feb 1932
Death Date 7 Dec 1998
Death Location Lukeville, AZ, 85341

I could not find any other info like an obituary.

See if the Silver Swallows have any contact info, or you could try contacting ALPA. Ozark was merged into TWA in 1986, then TWA was bought by American in 2001. American was not an ALPA carrier, their union is Allied Pilot's Association (APA).

Here's some websites you should check out:

https://www.silverswallows.com/?page_id=69

https://www.facebook.com/groups/76709799981/about/

I'd probably try Facebook's Silver Swallows page first.



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