M.335 First Officer  Carl Stanley "Candy" Wiss 
 flag usa  b. 19 Jul 1919, Chicago, IL  28 Jan 1941 to 7 Apr 1942

   1938 - https://cnac.org/

     

 

 Father: Carl Teodor Wiss, (b. 1891 in Germany), Mother: Sophie (b. in Poland), of 470 14th St, San Francisco, CA

Ed. High School; Wright's College

prev. exp. 400 hrs

prev. pilot, instructor; Flying Cadet, Army Air Corps, (Randolph Field, TX 12 Feb to 16 Jun 1940)

  Draft card, dated 16  Oct 1940


 Postings: 2FPP, 15FPP, 14FPP, 3FPP, 8FPP

2 accidents, neither his fault: 

- 4 Sep 1941, the port undercarriage leg of his Wellington X9921 retracted during landing, due to a technical fault

- 1 Dec 1941, an "unsuccessful" forced landing on Millom airfield in Hawker Hector K9729, (of all things)   © Dave Welch Collection

 

"A keen and enthusiastic pilot"

 

 


Later flew for CNAC (China National Airline Corporation) 1944-48 - see https://cnac.org/wiss01.htm

Address in 1948: 2263 37th Ave, San Francisco

He received severe face and head injuries in the crash of a CNAC C-46 in Mukden, China on 20 Jan 1948, and flew back to the USA from there on 4 Feb 1948.

 

"January 1, 2001
From Jim Dalby
"Carl Wiss -- I didn't know what happened to Carl after I left. About 1993 he called me and said that he had been a street person in San Francisco for many years. He was in terrible straits and wanted my help in getting him into the VA hospital in the Napa Valley. I got his veteran status worked out and he entered the VA hospital and died there. That is all I know. Or think I know.
Jim."

 

 d. 26 Dec 1994, San Francisco

Buried San Joaquin Valley National CemeterySanta NellaMerced CountyCA

He "died leaving no known relatives or will ... There is reported to be a considerable Estate."

 


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