Baby Born on Airliner, then Named After It

planeIn late July, 1956, the wife of army staff sergeant Harold R. Worsley went into labor while flying flying from Honolulu to Tachikawa, Japan (where her husband was stationed). She gave birth to a baby girl over the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of about 10,000 feet.

The baby was named Connie Patricia Anne, Connie in honor of the plane, a “Connie” (nickname for the Lockheed Constellation).

Source: “Airplane Baby, Named for Ship, Has 1st Birthday.” Spokane Daily Chronicle 31 Jul 1956: 2.

One thought on “Baby Born on Airliner, then Named After It

  1. I was on bunk above when born. I suggested you change name to add connie & we collected many dollars for the baby!

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