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It is with a deep sense of sadness that we recognize the passing of Jon Proctor, on April 22, 2020. Jon was known worldwide as a preeminent commercial aviation journalist, historian and photographer. He authored and contributed to numerous books and aviation magazines. During his career, Jon also served as a Senior Editor and Editor-in-Chief at the prestigious Airways and Airliners magazines.

And Jon was a TWAer, having served the airline for 27 years. He held many positions at TWA, starting as a transportation agent in Los Angeles in 1964. From there he wore many other hats, even serving as a bus-driving tour guide at the Kennedy Space Center, when TWA ran the public tour operations there! Jon is perhaps best remembered for his work in TWA's in-flight operations, serving as (among other positions) an onboard Director of Customer Service.

Jon was also a good friend of the TWA Museum, often sharing his writing talent and photographs with us. Many of our volunteers knew Jon personally and many worked with him during his time at TWA. We all mourn his passing. Rest in peace, Jon.