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CHARLES ROY PARMELEE 1896-1931
Frank Hebard, Charles Rolin, Oliver, Oliver, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John
After World War I, Charles flew for an air transport company in Mexico and Central America. He was the pilot for the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, who abdicated) during a part of the prince's visit to Central America. "His mother prizes a photo of him and the Prince taken with the plane," his obituary says.

Pilots Arthur Diller Starbuck and Charles were killed about midnight May 5, 1931, when their mail plane slammed into a mountain in the fog between Tujunga and Burbank, Calif. The single-motor Boeing left San Diego at 10:15 p.m. with six sacks of mail and was on its way to United Airport (now Bob Hope Airport) in Burbank.

Below is a clip of the crash from the next day's Los Angeles Times with a photo of the plane and pictures of Starbuck, left, and Charles.

Photo Nos.: 03-0534, 03-0534a, 03-0534b, 03-0534c