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Frank Kurtz

Full name: Frank Allen Kurtz
Gender: Male
Born: September 9, 1911 in Davenport, Iowa, United States
Died: October 30, 1996 in North Hollywood, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

After winning an Olympic bronze medal in 1932, Frank Kurtz, of the Los Angeles AC, placed fifth at the 1936 Games. He also won the AAU platform title in 1933. During World War II, as the senior air aide to General George Brett, Major Frank Kurtz was the pilot of the historic B-17D Flying Fortress bomber, "The Swoose," which is now on display in the Smithsonian. He was the Commander of the 463rd Bombardment Group (Heavy), in the 15th Air Force. As pilot of The Swoose, Kurtz set a new flying record in 1942 when he took the plane from Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco in 36 hours and 10 minutes. For his efforts during the war, Frank Kurtz eventually reached the rank of colonel and was awarded numerous medals, including awarded the Croix de Guerre, three Silver Stars, three Air Medals, five Presidential Citations, and three Distinguished Flying Cross, one with an Oak Leaf Cluster. Kurtz was the father of actress Swoosie Kurtz, who was named after his plane.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving Men's Platform United States USA 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving Men's Platform United States USA 5

Men's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS DP SP
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Standings 3 121.98
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #1 3 9.36
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #2 4 12.54
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #3 2 14.08
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #4 3 12.58
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #5 3 16.28
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #6 3 17.10
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #7 1 20.24
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #8 4 21.90
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Final Standings 5 108.61
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #1 10 7.59
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #2 7T 8.64
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #3 5 13.32
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #4 10T 12.16
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #5 3 16.94
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #6 3 16.72
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #7 2 17.60
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #8 8 16.23
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