Flying Tiger Line
Pilots Association

Lawrence C. Drake

In Memoriam

March 7, 1943 - September 13, 2021

Larry died on Monday after crashing on his motorcycle near the northeastern Oregon town of Baker City.  He leaves behind his beloved wife, Holly (at right).

The following heartfelt message is from Larry's good friend, A. David Miller (shown below with Larry after Miller's last flight).

We lost my dear friend Larry yesterday. I'm still at a loss and dealing with the suddenness of it all.  Raise a toast in his honor, he was a great Tiger and I know many will miss him tremendously. He defied his age and lived his life to the fullest. I know that Holly would want you to acknowledge and honor his wonderful presence in many of our professional and personal lives. Our lives are a bit emptier  without him. 

Letters of condolences can be sent to Holly Drake, 558 Long Way, Ashland, OR 97520-3125

Anyone wishing to contribute to this page with archived pictures or testimonials about Larry is encouraged to contact us at

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