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Roy Pinney

Born: Aug 13, 1911

Death: Aug 9, 2010

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Roy Pinney

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1911
Date of Death : Aug 9, 2010

Roy Schiffer Pinney was the oldest surviving of the 500 war correspondents to cover the D-Day invasion of Normandy before his death in 2010. He lived in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, the city of his birth. Pinney was the former president of the New York Herpetological Society and the author of The Snake Book. He was a herpetologist, professional photographer, writer, journalist, war correspondent and pilot. He was also an ardent spelunker and the author of Cave Exploration. Roy Pinney worked for the New York Daily News for 18 years working as photographer and writer, a familiar figure around New York City arriving on assignments on his motorcycle. He later freelanced for Life, Look, Colliers, and Woman's Day and other magazines often going on his assignments in his WWII BT-13 plane.


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