William D. Pawley

William D. Pawley


William D. Pawley was a U.S. ambassador, a noted businessman and associated with the Flying Tigers American Volunteer Group (AVG) during World War II.

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1896 Birth William Douglas Pawley was born in Florence, South Carolina on September 7, 1896. … Read More


1919 22 Years Old On July 25, 1919, Pawley married Annie Hahr Dobbs of Marietta, Georgia. … Read More


1927 30 Years Old In 1927, Pawley began a connection with Curtiss-Wright that would make him an extremely wealthy man.
1928 31 Years Old In 1928, he returned to Cuba to become president of Nacional Cubana de Aviación Curtiss, which was sold to Pan American Airlines in 1932. … Read More
1933 36 Years Old In 1933 he moved to China, where he became president of China National Aviation Corporation an airline running between Hong Kong and Shanghai. … Read More


1940 43 Years Old In 1940, Hindustan Aircraft Limited was set up in India with Pawley providing the initial organization.
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They were divorced in 1941.
1942 45 Years Old When Loiwing in turn was captured by Japan in May 1942, Pawley moved his operation to India as a partner in Hindustan Aircraft Limited.
1945 48 Years Old Pawley was appointed as U.S. Ambassador by Harry Truman to Peru in 1945.


1948 51 Years Old He was named U.S. Ambassador to Brazil in 1948. … Read More
1954 57 Years Old Pawley played a role Operation PBSUCCESS, a CIA plot to overthrow the Guatemalan government of Jacobo Arbenz in 1954 after Arbenz introduced land reforms and nationalized the United Fruit Company. … Read More


1977 80 Years Old His final residence was in Miami Beach, Florida, where he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in January 1977, because he suffered from a severe case of the very painful disease - shingles.
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