M.622  First Officer  William James 'Bill' Ressegger
 flag usa b. 3 Sep 1917, Buckhannon, WV  2 Jun 1941 to 1 Jun 1942

   1936, when a student at GWU

     

 

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


 Postings: 4FPP

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

 


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