Benedict Mayburry Nattrass “Ben”


Benedict Mayburry Nattrass “Ben”

November 23, 1945 ~ April 3, 2023

Age 77

Preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Beulah Nattrass.

Survived by his wife Donna Nattrass; daughter Lara (Stephen) Compton, Bailey Brannon; sister Cyndy (Jerry) Sheetz; right hand man Bill Lemieux; and many other relatives, friends and WWAR crews.

Committal Service: Monday, July 3, 2023, 9:00 am, Omaha National Cemetery

Military Honors:  U.S. Army Honor Guard and Silver City American Legion

Celebration of Life / 4th of July party on July 3, 4:00 p.m., Worldwide Aircraft Recovery Shop, 3006 Harlan Lewis Road, Bellevue.

Memorials to the Shriners Hospital (, “Hoo” Haven (, Strategic Air and Space Museum


  • Tom & Suzzie Reilly Posted April 18, 2023 1:46 am

    Donna, you’re in our thoughts and prayers our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

    • Donna Lee A Nattrass Posted April 23, 2023 1:57 pm

      Thank you for kind words, if it wasn’t for you two, I would have never had Ben & Worldwide Aircraft Recovery, Ltd as part of my life.

  • Dennis Michael Haun Posted April 24, 2023 1:56 pm

    Donna, …….. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult times. I learned so much about aircraft every time I was around Ben. Godspeed, Denny & Cheryl

  • Alistair Young Posted May 27, 2023 5:01 am

    Ben was my American 5th cousin. We shared an ancestor in common, Thomas Nattrass b. 1755 of Stripe House, Sinderhope, Allendale, Northumberland, England, my 4x ggf. Thomas and his wife Ann Nattrass (Goodfellow) had many children,

    Stripe House still exists. It is a stone farmhouse over 250 years old, but abandoned as at 2004. Someone wii restore it hopefully.

    The families who left Allendale in 1849 on the “Guy Mannering”, including Ben’s ancestor family, are still remembered in Allendale. The local village school in recent times put.on a play to commemorate. My 3x gg, Joseph Nattrass died in 1844, otherwise my historic family would probably also have been on the boat to the USA.

    Ben sounds a great guy, well worthy of the Nattrass/ Goodfellow monikers. We will remember you all on 3/4 July and send our sympathiy for your loss and our good wishes.

    Alistair (Nattrass descendant) and Julie Young
    (Now living in West Yorkshire, England)

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