Frank Kurtz

Colonel Frank Allen Kurtz, Jr.[2] (September 9, 1911 – October 31, 1996) was an American Olympic diver and an aviator in the United States Army Air Forces.


Frank Kurtz
Frank Kurtz 1935
Frank Kurtz in 1935
Birth nameFrank Allen Kurtz, Jr.
BornSeptember 11, 1911
Davenport, Iowa, U.S.[1]
DiedOctober 31, 1996 (aged 85)
North Hollywood, Los Angeles, U.S.[1]
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
RankColonel
Unit
Awards
Spouse(s)Margaret Rogers
RelationsSwoosie Kurtz (daughter)
Other workExecutive at William May Garland
Frank Kurtz
Frank Kurtz and Clyde Swendsen 1931
Kurtz (left) and Swendsen in 1931
Sport
SportDiving
ClubLos Angeles Athletic Club

Life and career

Kurtz was born in Davenport, Iowa, the third child of Dora Lee (née Fenton) and Frank Allen Kurtz, Sr., an insurance salesman.[3][4][5] He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri.[6] Kurtz became interested in flying at age 16, and in 1935 flew an open cockpit plane, setting a speed record flight from Los Angeles to Mexico City to Washington, D.C. and back to Los Angeles.

Kurtz's diving abilities impressed Olympic champion swimmer Johnny Weissmuller, who encouraged him to train with famous coach Clyde Swendsen.[6] Kurtz graduated from Hollywood High School and went on to the University of Southern California especially to join the diving team. He won a bronze medal in the 10 meter platform at the 1932 Olympics and placed fifth in 1936, competing with an injured shoulder.[6] He also won the AAU platform title in 1933.[1]

Military career

Kurtz joined the Army to train as a pilot, anticipating a career in commercial aviation. Before the war, he held the national junior transcontinental speed record and established half a dozen other speed marks for light planes.[7]

He was Commander of the 463d Bombardment Group (Heavy), 15th Air Force, Celone Airfield, Foggia, Italy (1944–45) and a survivor of the air attack at Clark Field in the Philippines, two days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. In Australia, he salvaged and helped to rebuild a B-17D Flying Fortress bomber using a combination of parts from other wrecked B-17s. At that time, the repaired B-17D was nicknamed "The Swoose" by 19th Bomb Group pilot, Captain Weldon Smith. The tail of a Boeing B-17D, AAF Ser. No. 40-3091 was grafted onto 40-3097, resulting in a hybrid B-17D. The bomber became "half swan and half goose" just like the lyrics in the then-popular novelty song "Alexander, The Swoose." Before the end of the war, "The Swoose" was scheduled to be scrapped and smelted down for its aluminium content. Kurtz then convinced the City of Los Angeles to retrieve his by-then famous bomber for use as a World War II memorial: It was the only B-17 that flew from the beginning of World War II until the end. Today, "The Swoose" is the oldest surviving B-17 and the only early "D" model still in existence. It is being restored at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB in Fairborn, Ohio.

After 24 years in the service of the United States Armed Forces (U.S. Army Air Corps, U.S. Army Air Forces, and the U.S. Air Force), Kurtz retired and became a top executive at the William May Garland development firm.[8]

Personal life

Kurtz married Margret "Margo" Kurtz and had one child, actress Swoosie Kurtz (born 1944). His daughter's first name "Swoosie" (rhymes with Lucy, rather than woozy) is derived from his two B-17s named "The Swoose" and "Swoose II", which he piloted with the 19th and 463rd Bomb Groups.[1][8]

Kurtz died in 1996 from complications following a fall.[8] In 2012 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Frank Kurtz. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Armstrong, A.C.; Vitale, S.A.; Who's Who Historical Society (Calif.). Who's who in California. 12. Who's Who Historical Society. ISSN 0511-8948.
  3. ^ Betz, P.R.; Carnes, M.C.; American Council of Learned Societies (2005). American National Biography: Supplement 2. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 328. ISBN 9780195222029.
  4. ^ Fowler, C.C. (1950). The history of the Fowlers. C.C. Fowler.
  5. ^ Armstrong, A.C.; Who's Who Historical Society (Calif.) (1976). Who's who in California. Who's Who Historical Society. ISSN 0511-8948.
  6. ^ a b c d Colonel Frank Kurtz (USA) 2012 Honor Pioneer Diver. ishof.org
  7. ^ Oliver, Myrna (November 7, 1996). "Frank Kurtz; World War II Aviation Hero".
  8. ^ a b c Frank Kurtz. lanbob.com
463d Operations Group

The United States Air Force's 463rd Operations Group was a tactical airlift unit last stationed at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. It was inactivated on 1 October 1993.

During World War II as the 463d Bombardment Unit, it was second-to-last B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber group trained in the United States. It was deployed to Southern Italy as part of the Fifteenth Air Force in March 1944.

Angel (season 3)

The third season of the television series Angel, the spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, premiered on September 24, 2001 on The WB and concluded its 22-episode season on May 20, 2002. The season aired in a new timeslot, Mondays at 9:00 pm ET. This was the first season where Angel and Buffy didn't air on the same network, as Buffy had moved to the UPN network beginning with its sixth season.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engined heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry (prototype Model 299/XB-17) outperformed both competitors and exceeded the air corps' performance specifications. Although Boeing lost the contract (to the Douglas B-18 Bolo) because the prototype crashed, the air corps ordered 13 more B-17s for further evaluation. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances, becoming the third-most produced bomber of all time, behind the four-engined B-24 and the multirole, twin-engined Ju 88.

The B-17 was primarily employed by the USAAF in the daylight strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. The United States Eighth Air Force, based at many airfields in central, eastern and southern England, and the Fifteenth Air Force, based in Italy, complemented the RAF Bomber Command's nighttime area bombing in the Combined Bomber Offensive to help secure air superiority over the cities, factories and battlefields of Western Europe in preparation for the invasion of France in 1944. The B-17 also participated to a lesser extent in the War in the Pacific, early in World War II, where it conducted raids against Japanese shipping and airfields.From its prewar inception, the USAAC (by June 1941, the USAAF) promoted the aircraft as a strategic weapon; it was a relatively fast, high-flying, long-range bomber with heavy defensive armament at the expense of bombload. It developed a reputation for toughness based upon stories and photos of badly damaged B-17s safely returning to base. The B-17 dropped more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft in World War II. Of approximately 1.5 million tons of bombs dropped on Nazi Germany and its occupied territories by U.S. aircraft, over 640,000 tons were dropped from B-17s. In addition to its role as a bomber, the B-17 was also employed as a transport, antisubmarine aircraft, drone controller, and search-and-rescue aircraft.

As of October 2019, 9 aircraft remain airworthy, though none of them were ever flown in combat. Dozens more are in storage or on static display. The oldest of these is a D-series flown in combat in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 6)

The sixth season of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered on October 2, 2001 with a two-hour premiere on UPN and concluded its 22-episode season with a two-hour finale on May 21, 2002. It maintained its previous timeslot, airing Tuesdays at 8:00 pm ET. This season marked the series' network change from The WB to UPN.

Clyde Swendsen

Clyde Acle Swendsen (May 25, 1895 – December 1, 1979) was an American diver and coach. He won the AAU titles in the 10 m platform in 1918 and in the springboard in 1919–20 and competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics. After the Olympics, he had a long career as a diving, swimming and water polo coach. He trained 17 Olympians including Frank Kurtz, Vicki Draves, Elizabeth Becker-Pinkston, Dorothy Poynton-Hill, Harold Smith, Buster Crabbe and Johnny Weissmuller.Swendsen was born in Washington state, but lived most of his life in Los Angeles. He took up diving in 1914 and also played water polo, becoming a member of the national team in 1920. After that he coached for 14 years at the Los Angeles Athletic Club and the Hollywood Athletic Club and for five years each at University of California, Los Angeles and Hollywood High School. Between 1947 and 1950 he trained the national team of Guatemala. In 1991 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Diving at the 1932 Summer Olympics

At the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, four diving events were organized, two for men, and two for women. The competitions were held from Monday, August 8, 1932 to Saturday, August 13, 1932.

Diving at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 metre platform

The men's 10 metre platform, also reported as high diving, was one of four diving events on the diving at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was actually held from both 10 metre and 5 metre platforms. Divers performed four compulsory dives – running plain header forward, standing backward spring and forward somersault with pike (10 metre), standing straight isander (half gainer), standing double somersault backward with tuck (5 metre) – and four dives of the competitor's choice (different from the compulsory) for a total of eight dives. The competition was held on Saturday August 13, 1932.

Eight divers from five nations competed.

Diving at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 metre platform

The men's 10 metre platform, also reported as high diving, was one of four diving events on the diving at the 1936 Summer Olympics programme. For the first time, all dives were made exclusively from the 10 metre platform.

The competition was split into two sets of dives on separate days:

Compulsory dives (Friday, August 14)

Divers performed four pre-chosen dives – a standing straight header forward, running straight header forward, standing straight somersault backward, and standing straight isander-half gainer.

Facultative dives (Saturday, August 15)

Divers performed four dives of their choice (from different categories and different from the compulsory).Twenty-six divers from 15 nations competed.

Frank Kurtz (director)

Frank Kurtz is a filmmaker, retailer, and editor, as well as the creator of the Creepsville comic book, which was originally published by Gogo Publications.

Hero Illustrated

Hero Illustrated was a comic book-themed magazine published in the early to mid-1990s in the United States. Columnists included Andy Mangels, and Frank Kurtz was at one time a managing editor. The journal won the 1995 Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication.

Howard Stern

Howard Allan Stern (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer. He is best known for his radio show The Howard Stern Show, which gained popularity when it was nationally syndicated on terrestrial radio from 1986 to 2005. Stern has broadcast on Sirius XM Satellite Radio since 2006.

Stern landed his first radio jobs while at Boston University. From 1976 to 1982, Stern developed his on-air personality through morning positions at WRNW in Briarcliff Manor, New York, WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut, WWWW in Detroit, Michigan, and WWDC in Washington, D.C. Stern worked afternoons at WNBC in New York City from 1982 until his firing in 1985. In 1985, he began a 20-year run at WXRK in New York City; his morning show entered syndication in 1986 and aired in 60 markets and attracted 20 million listeners at its peak. Stern won numerous industry awards, including Billboard’s Nationally Syndicated Air Personality of the Year eight consecutive times, and is the first to have the number one morning show in New York City and Los Angeles simultaneously. He became the most fined radio host when the Federal Communications Commission issued fines totaling $2.5 million to station owners for content it deemed indecent. Stern became one of the highest paid radio figures after signing a five-year deal with Sirius in 2004 worth $500 million. In recent years, Stern's photography has been featured in Hamptons and WHIRL magazines. From 2012 to 2015, he served as a judge on America's Got Talent.

Stern has described himself as the "King of All Media" since 1992 for his successes outside radio. He hosted and produced numerous late night television shows, pay-per-view events, and home videos. His two books, Private Parts (1993) and Miss America (1995), entered The New York Times Best Seller list at number one and sold over one million copies. The former was made into a biographical comedy film in 1997 that had Stern and his radio show staff star as themselves. It topped the US box office in its opening week and grossed $41.2 million domestically. Stern performs on its soundtrack, which charted the Billboard 200 at number one and was certified platinum for one million copies sold. Stern's third book, Howard Stern Comes Again, was released in 2019.

Hubert Julian "Jay" Stowitts

Hubert Julian "Jay" Stowitts was an American painter.Jay Stowitts was born on June 26, 1892 in Rushville, Nebraska. His family moved to Los Angeles and Stowitts attended the University of California, Berkeley, from 1911-1915. At Cal he was captain of the track team. He joined the dance company of Anna Pavlova and toured the world with her, performing in works such as La Peri.For the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Stowitts painted a series of nudes with Olympic athletes such as Woody Strode, Briggs Hunt, William Golden, Bobby Riggs, and Frank Kurtz.Stowitts died in 1953.

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Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia

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First Encirclement Campaign against Jiangxi Soviet

First Encirclement Campaign against Shaanxi-Gansu Soviet

First Indian National Army

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First Taiwan Strait Crisis

First they came...

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First United States Army

First Vienna Award

Fischia il vento

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Flags of Our Fathers

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Flick Trial

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Florida Holocaust Museum

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Flossenbürg concentration camp

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Fluctuat nec mergitur

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Flyboys: A True Story of Courage

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Forbidden Games

Force 10 from Navarone (film)

Force 10 From Navarone (novel)

Force 136

Force Acts

Force K

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Foreign relations of Vichy France

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Forest of the Gods

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Forgotten Voices of the Second World War

Formations of the United States Army during World War II

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Forrest L. Vosler

Forrest Pogue

Forrest S. Petersen

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Fort Bell Army Airfield

Fort Breendonk

Fort d'Aubervilliers (Paris Métro)

Fort Devens, Massachusetts

Fort Hommet 10.5 cm Coastal Defence Gun Casement Bunker

Fort Lincoln Internment Camp

Fort Missoula Internment Camp

Fort Stockton-Pecos County Airport

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Four Freedoms Monument

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Fourth Encirclement Campaign against Jiangxi Soviet

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France Gall

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Kurtz (surname)

Kurtz or Kurz is a surname first found in Switzerland. It is mainly a German and Jewish (Ashkenazic/Yiddish) surname, meaning someone who is short in height. It comes from the German word 'kurz' meaning 'short'.

List of Olympic medalists in diving

This is the complete list of Olympic medalists in diving.

Marshall Wayne

Marshall Wayne (May 25, 1912 – June 16, 1999) was an American diver who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

In the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he won the gold medal in the 10 meter platform competition as well as the silver medal in the 3 meter springboard event. After the war he was an exhibition diver for Billy Rose's Aquacades. He was the Commanding officer of Lockheed P-38 Lightings in World War II for the 7th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, and in 1945 he aborted his de Haviland Mosquito plane and landed in Italy. After the war he was a pilot, navigator and captain for PanAm Airlines. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fall in 1982, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Born of parents in the Vaudeville troupe that toured the east coast of the US, Marshall began performing at a very young age. Taught by the acrobats of the Vaudeville acts long before he began to dive, Marshall took an interest to tumbling. When he was a teen at Miami High, he snuck in the Venetian pool in Coral Gables, and his diving career began.

By the time he was 18, he was diving and performing at the Biltmore Hotel on Miami Beach, entertaining for the socialites and visiting guests. He won a number of AAU diving awards including first place in the 1934 & 1936 AAU Championships. He attended two years of college, at the University of Miami, then participated in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, with no international diving experience. He captured the gold medal in the men’s 10 meter platform, and silver in the 3 meter springboard. He angered Adolf Hitler as his favorite diver, Hermann Stork was predicted to win. A heated discussion between the German dictator and Wayne ensued, and was recounted by several family members. In fact, the US Olympic diving teams (men’s and women’s), won 10 out of 12 possible medals in those games.

After the Olympics Marshall performed for Billy Rose’s Aquacades, with the likes of Esther Williams, Johnny Weissmuller, Buster Crabbe, Eleanor Holm and others. He then enlisted in the Army Air Corp and became the Commanding Officer of the 7th Photo Reconnaissance Group out of Mt. Farm, England. Col. Wayne was injured in a flight accident and parachuted out of his plane, only to land in a tree while damaging his leg. He was taken in by an Italian family, and later smuggled out of Italy to England. After the war he appeared in ads for Camel cigarettes, Havoline motor oil, BVD underwear and others.

Marshall lived his life like he dove---he jumped from the platform with confidence that the water below would break his fall. If there was a ripple of uncertainty in his life, it was quickly lost in the smooth entry into the unknown.

With his blond hair, tan tall physic and confident style, he was a master of his surroundings. Marshall was gifted in many ways. Although his raw talent was diving, his real talent was his high level of intelligence. Yes, his uncharacteristic good looks got him noticed. However, his ability to lead others in competition, battle and life were his real strengths.

Marshall Wayne lived a colorful life, filled with great achievements, service to our country, and celebrity status.

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Swoosie Kurtz

Swoosie Kurtz ( SWOO-see; born September 6, 1944) is an American actress. She is an Emmy Award winner and a two-time Tony Award winner.

Kurtz made her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of Ah, Wilderness. She has received five Tony Award nominations, winning for both Fifth of July (1981) and The House of Blue Leaves (1986); her other nominations were for Tartuffe (1988), Frozen (2004), and Heartbreak House (2007).

For her television work, she has received eight Emmy Award nominations, with one win for Carol and Company in 1990. Other television credits include the NBC drama Sisters (1991–1996), Huff (2004–2006), Pushing Daisies (2007–2009), and the hit CBS sitcom Mike & Molly (2010–2016). Her films include, Wildcats (1986), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Stanley & Iris (1990), Citizen Ruth (1996), Liar Liar (1997) and Bubble Boy (2001).

The Swoose

The Swoose is a B-17D-BO Flying Fortress, USAAF Ser. No. 40-3097, that saw extensive use in the Southwest Pacific theatre of World War II and survived to become the oldest B-17 still intact. It is the only early "shark fin" B-17 known to exist, and the only surviving B-17 to have seen action in the 1941–42 Philippines Campaign, operating on the first day of the United States entry into the war.

United States at the 1932 Summer Olympics

The United States was the host nation for the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. 474 competitors, 400 men and 74 women, took part in 122 events in 17 sports.

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