Baby born on Continental flight, named Connie

Continental plane

In 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 five-pound baby girl over the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of about 10,000 feet.

The baby was going to be named Patricia Anne, but the parents decided to add the name Connie in honor of the plane, a “Connie” (the nickname for a Lockheed Constellation).

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

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