OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS CREW FRIENDSHIP


ONA CREW COLLEAGUES AT WORLD AIRWAYS

Information submitted by Dick Kalman, webmaster of World Airways Alumnus.






A last greeting


RICHARD "DICK" ALLAN SMITH 1926-2007
81, passed away peacefully at home on July 29, 2007 with family members by his side, 
after a courageous three year battle with cancer that started just after losing his 
beloved wife, Peggy to the same disease. 

Dick was born in Snowhomish, Washington on March 23, 1926 and went to Port Angeles
High School. He joined the US Navy in 1943 and traveled the Pacific, receiving an 
honorable discharge as a machinists Mate Second Class in 1947. Dick studied 
aeronautics and worked for Pacific Northern in Seattle 1952-1955, Pan American 
1955-1959,United Airlines 1960-1965 before joining World Airways as Flight Engineer. 
Over the years he flew DC 6's and DC 8's, Boeing 707's and 747's and finally DC 10's. 
He retired in 1986having flown to every continent many times. 

Dick and Peggy moved from the California Bay Area to Reno, Nevada in 1984 to enjoy 
their retirement. Dick is survived by his younger brother, Clifford, four children 
from a previous marriage;Colleen McFadden, James Michael Smith, Susan Alice Nielson, 
and Samantha Louise Ricks, and by Peggy's three children; JoAnne Bell, Roberta Lee 
Juhasz and Daniel Joseph Nixon, 14 grand children and 4 great-grand children. 

Dick requested that no funeral be held. 

The family requests no flowers but donations may be sent to St Mary's Hospice of 
Northern Nevada, 18653 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511. 


CAPTAIN WILL BROCKMAN

WILLIAM BROCKMAN 1933-2007
Received 6/23/07 - William (Bill) Brockman passed 
away on fatherīs day 2007 after a long and valiant 
struggle with heart and kidney disease.

He is survived by his college sweetheart and love 
of his life Patricia Ann and their children; Jeff, 
Jill, Jennifer, Jerry and Jim. They have 11 
beautiful grandchildren.

He was a pilot his entire adult life, first for the 
Air Force, then World Airways Inc.

He will be remembered for his incredible sense of 
humor and his love of family and friends.

Services will be family only at a later date when 
we gather to lovingly spread his ashes, laugh, cry, 
tell stories and say farewell to the man we loved. 
He is now and always will be dearly missed.

The family requests that, instead of cards or flowers 
please send donations to Hospice of the Valley, 
1510 E. Flower St. Phoenix, AZ 85014-5656, who 
tenderly cared for him in his last days.



CAPTAIN ED HEERING
Front Row-
Captain Ed Heering
Back row- Dick Kalman,
Ford Larsen, Walt Okino
CAPTAIN ED HEERING
I have been advised by the Heering family that 
Captain Ed Heering passed away in his home on 
June 2, 2007. All of us from the World Airways 
family are deeply saddened by this news and surely 
send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the 
family.

Captain Ed as we called him had a very amazing 
aviation background. Early in his career Captain 
Ed was an Army Air Corp pilot. When cut backs 
occurred in government budgeting, Captain Heering 
saw that the Air Transportation Auxiliary (ATA) 
affiliated with the United Kingdom Royal Air Force 
was looking for volunteers. On January 9th, 1940, 
he and 10 other men were the first American pilots 
to be accepted into the ATA. He served in England 
from May 1940 to June 1945 and ultimately became 
the only American to command an RAF airbase, 
(Lossiemouth, Scotland). During that time he 
developed many friendships from that era and over 
the years Captain Heering returned to the UK for 
annual ATA reunions. On the 50th anniversary of the 
Battle of Britain, Ed, along with his fellow airmen, 
participated in a celebratory parade down the 
streets of London to Buckingham Palace where 
Queen Elizabeth awarded him a special metal for his 
extraordinary service.
 
After World War II Captain Heering was employed by 
Transocean Airlines and World Airways. He was Chief 
DC-6 Pilot at World Airways and later the corporate 
pilot for owner and chairman Edward J. Daly traveling 
to many exotic places world wide.

There will be a memorial service for Ed at 1pm on 
Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Chapel of the Chimes,
32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, followed by an 
open house Remembrance at Ed's house, 2632 Warwick 
Place, Hayward.

The Heering family requests that no flowers be sent 
but rather that donations be made to the Oakland 
Aviation Museum (Western Aerospace Museum) in the 
name of Captain Ed Heering. The address for the 
donation is Western Aerospace Museum, PO Box 14264 -- 
8260 Boeing Street - North Field Oakland International 
Airport - Oakland, CA 94614.

Additionally cards can be sent to the Heering family 
at 2632 Warwick Place, Hayward, CA 94542. Any stories, 
memories, or photos that you would like to include 
would be appreciated and will be kept in a family album.

Also please pass on this information to those World or 
FAA friends who are not on the internet or have email. 
Thanks, Dick Kalman

SOS CHILDREN VILLAGES - SHARE YOUR ABUNDANCE

IN FOND AND LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF ALL FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US


Warranty - WEBSITE FIRST PUBLISHED AUGUST 30, 2003