Ed. Pace Insitute, NYC (Law and Accountancy)
prev. Sgt. in AAF 1917-20; Commercial Pilot and Instructor
prev. exp. 8500 hrs (including Beechcraft and "Savoia-Marchetti Boat"
m. Ruth Carpenter [Fitchett] (3 daughters Audrey, Carol, and Dolores)
Address in 1941: Urbana, VA
Postings: 4aFPP, 8FPP
3 accidents, 1 his fault:
- 17 Dec 1941, forced landing in a Mohawk after engine failure;
- 8 Apr 1942, landing with undercarriage not fully extended in a Hereford, due to partial engine failure;
- 15 Jun 1942, he over-ran the runway in an Oxford; "pilot should have made another circuit."
"A good officer who can be relied upon to give his best"
Joined USAAF 9 Sep 1942. Major in 310th AAF Base Unit, Pope Field
He rescued 26 wounded men during fighting at Iwo Jima in 1945 while an operations officer piloting a C-47 transport plane.
Rejoined the Electrolux Corp,, retiring in 1955.
d. 29 Aug 1959 (age 63) - Washington
Buried Arlington National Cemetery, VA