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chuteless  (D 41)

Jun 1, 2003, 3:33 AM
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does anyone know what happened to George Bosworth, a member of the USA parachute team in the 1950s?? He lived in Buffalo NY during the 60s, but I lost track of him. He is a great guy, and was a big help in the beginnibng of my jumping career. If you know if he's still alive and well, could you advise me. Thanks much, BILL COLE D41 Canada


TomSpoon  (D 20967)

Apr 3, 2008, 6:03 PM
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Is George Bosworth in this picture?

http://www.frontierskydivers.com/...;images_id=124#start


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chuteless  (D 41)

Apr 4, 2008, 8:17 AM
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No.....none of those guys are George.

thanks for the try.

Bill Cole


ripcord4  (D 2238)

Apr 4, 2008, 1:27 PM
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Wow, there's a name from the past - George E. Bosworth - C23! I made many a jump with George at the old Amherst Sport Parachute Club in the mid-to-late 60's. He was quite a character but I lost track of George after ASPC closed and merged with Frontier Skydivers in Akron, NY. I may have a photo of him somewhere which I'll scan and post if I can find it!


chuteless  (D 41)

Apr 4, 2008, 1:29 PM
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George wasa great guy, a real pioneer in the sport. I bought many chutes from him in the early 1960s.

Heas one fine man.


ricketts1

Mar 14, 2012, 4:41 PM
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Here's a picture from 1952 in Danville, Virginia my uncle Ray Ricketts took. This is George Bosworth (the pilot) looking over the broken body of Ramon F. Brocker, who unfortunately had his pilot chute suspension lines catch on his boot, then snapped back on the main canopy. According to Ray he hit the ground rather hard and only lived for about 2 hours. His wife watched the entire ordeal.
My uncle Ray Ricketts was good friends with George, but lost touch with him 12 years ago. I have lots of color! slides from the 50's of George, Lew Sanborn, Lyle Hoffman, J.A.Istel, Floyd Hobby, and others.
Uncle Ray was the Chief Judge at the 1954 and 1955 National Aircraft Shows in Dayton OH and Philadelphia.
If I can figure out where to post them on this website, I can scan them to share with everyone.
You can also email me at ricketts1 -AT- verizon.net
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airtwardo  (D License)

Mar 14, 2012, 6:24 PM
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 I have lots of color! slides from the 50's of George, Lew Sanborn, Lyle Hoffman, J.A.Istel, Floyd Hobby, and others.



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Cool

Scan them and post! We'd love to see them ALL!


oldwomanc6

Mar 14, 2012, 7:57 PM
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I have lots of color! slides from the 50's of George, Lew Sanborn, Lyle Hoffman, J.A.Istel, Floyd Hobby, and others.
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Cool

Scan them and post! We'd love to see them ALL!

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