Carl B. Squier
|Carl B. Squier|
Carl B. Squier in 1934
|Born||Carl Brown Squier
April 17, 1893
Decatur, Michigan, U.S.
|Died||November 5, 1967
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death
|Spouse(s)||Lenna Squier (–1938; her death)|
Carl B. Squier (April 17, 1893 – November 5, 1967) was a World War I aviation pioneer and vice president of Lockheed Corporation. He sold Charles Lindbergh his Sirius airplane in 1931. He was the 13th licensed pilot in the United States.
On Monday, May 16, 1938 at 2:07 p.m. a new Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra was carrying Northwest Airlines and Lockheed Corporation employees and family members. The aircraft took off from Burbank Airport for Las Vegas, Nevada, where the aircraft was to be formally turned over to Northwest Airlines, and then it was to be flown to St. Paul, Minnesota to the airline's headquarters. The plane was flying in fog above the Mint Canyon when it crashed at 3,300 feet in the Sierra Pelona Mountains, 27 minutes after taking off from Burbank. All seven passengers on board, including a three-year-old boy and an infant girl, were killed instantly. Among the victims were Frederick Whittemore, 42, a pilot and vice-president of operations at Northwest Airlines, and Lenna Squier, 34, Squier's wife. Squier was in Chicago when his wife was killed.
- "Carl B. Squier". Air Zoo. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
- California Death Index
- "Ex-Lockheed Executive Carl B. Squier, 74, Dies. Was Credited With Saving Aircraft Firm From Fiscal Disaster During Depression.". Los Angeles Times. November 6, 1967. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
Carl B. Squier, retired vice president and director of Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, who was credited with saving the company from financial disaster in the depression, died Sunday. He was 74.
- "Carl B. Squier, 74, Early Flier, Dies. Lockheed Sales Executive Began as Barnstormer". New York Times. November 7, 1967. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
Carl B. Squier, one of the nation's earliest air daredevils, or barnstorming stunt pilots, who later became vice president in charge of sales for the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, died of cancer Sunday in St. Joseph's Hospital at Burbank, Calif. He was 74 years old.