Next of kin: (Mother) Margaret Ressegger
Ed. George Washngton University, Washington DC
prev. Private pilot. salesman; US Army 6 Sep to 25 Oct 1940
prev. exp. 59 hrs
Address in 1941: 3461 14th St, NW, Washington DC
2 accidents, both his fault:
- 18 Feb 1942, forced landing in Hind K5440 due to coolant leak (he knew about this before take-off, so was held responsible)
- 10 Apr 1942, he failed to control the swing when taxying downwind, in Hurricane AG194.
"A pilot of fully average ability, however with limited navigational experience" ... "a good officer & reliable pilot who seems to have been unfortunate with accidents"
He travelled back to Montreal on 18 Jun 1942 with his fellow American ferry pilots James Ansley, Clay Steffee, Russell Gates, Stuart Updike, Russell Gibson, Keith Williams, Kenneth Fogelberg, Nicholas Pickard, John Morrison, and Clarence Conner.
US Navy/ATC then from 1944 joined TWA as a navigator and pilot, flying Lockheed Constellations and DC-4s
e.g. co-pilot on DC-4 from Dharan, Saudi Arabia to New York, arriving 14 Mar 1946, and Captain of Lockheed Constellation NC86507 from Paris to New York on 9 May 1946
1946 (pilot on TWA Skymaster La Guardia - Cairo flight) - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
m. 14 Oct 1948, Amal[e] P [Naccache] in Heliopolis, Egypt (2 children, Anne-Marie b. 1949 and William b. 1954)
They were repatriated to the USA as refugees in Nov 1956, during the Suez Crisis in Egypt
d. 4 Feb 1991, Los Angeles
Amal d. 2005