Crawford, Robert, 1899-1961

Robert MacArthur Crawford was an adventurer and composer. He grew up in Alaska where he drove a stagecoach and learned to fly light aircraft. Later he went to Princeton University and then study in France where his main interest was in music and voice. He received a graduate fellowship to the Julliard School of Music. Afterwards, he gave many concerts and became known as the "Flying Baritone". In 1938, he wrote the "Air Force Song". During World War II he was a pilot in the Air Transport Command, and then he returned to his music career.

From the description of Robert Crawford papers, 1900-1960. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 62794058


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