N. Tapp enlisted in the service from Miami, Dade
County Florida on 24 November 1924. He and a few
of his buddies left high school their Junior year
and enlisted together.
Pam (Tapp) Wilson, his daughter shares "after
WWII my Dad reenlisted (or perhaps was recalled)
for Korean War. While stationed at Westover AFB
in Massachusetts, he was TDY to Germany, flying
back from the flying back through the Azores. His
plane (he was co-pilot and there were nine on board)
stopped for fuel, and took off. Apparently there
were some problems (navigational system?) with the
plane pretty quickly, so they returned to have them
repaired and spent the night. The next morning they
took off again, radioed the Azores control tower
per protocol 30 minutes out from the Azores, and
that was the last communication from this flight".
front page of the Boston Globe on the day
after their flight was missing carried the
headline "Crew of 9 missing over
the Atlantic, feared lost" - that
was October 1951. Pam was only 3 yrs old when
were father's plane went down.