Mr. & Mrs. Dailey Henderson and year old son
FOR OHLIGER LONDON OFFICE PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS INFORMS AMERICAN LEGATION FOLLOW AMERICANS KILLED CRASH AT SHANNON PAA BOUND FROM INDIA TO UNITED STATES AT 0330 HOURS GREENWICH GEORGE HENDERSON AMERICAN LEGATION DAMASCUS AGNES HENDERSON AMERICAN LEGATION DAMASCUS BRUCE K HENDERSON AMERICAN LEGATION DAMASCUS ROBERT L MENNARD CALIFORNIA JACOB CARHAT NEW YORK CITY WILLIAM PETERI JR BOSTON VINTON MILLBANK LONG ISLAND CORLING MILLBANK LONG ISLAND MR GREER PANAM ONLY SURVIVOR WORK LOCKHEED.
No passengers boarded this Pan American plane at the Dhahran Airport; and there were no Aramco or other employees from here on this plane. The American Consul from Dhahran, his wife and son were aboard; they boarded the plane at Damascus.
George Dailey Henderson, American Consul at Dhahran was enroute to the U. S. for a 4-month home leave ... his first leave in 9 years of service with the State Department abroad.
He was born in Mexico City, Mexico on July 20, 1913; his father still resides in Mexico City.
George was educated in Cuba, Mexico and Switzerland; a graduate of Haverford; he received his AB from Stanford University in 1938. He entered Foreign Service in July 1939. Prior to that time, from 1931 to 1935 he was connected with a brokerage house in Mexico; he was also a newspaper columnist and radio commentator. In 1938 - 1939 he was with the Engineering Department for Standard Oil of California.
George Henderson served in a number of foreign posts before he arrived here on October 22, 1947. His first post was Ciudad, Juarez, Mexico, also in Mexicali; Asuncion, Paraguay; Tirana, Albania; Rome Italy which was his last post before coming here. During his assignment in Rome he was appointed to Consul.
His wife Agnes (nee Lengyel) was born in November 1923 in Transylvania, of Hungarian parentage. She was residing in Asuncion, Paraguay when she met George Henderson. Their son, Bruce Kirk Henderson was born in February 1947.
The other Americans aboard this fatal plane are unknown to personnel here. The passing of the Hendersons was a shock to the many friends they made in Saudi Arabia during the short time they were here.