Ed. High School and Technical School, ACTS Canute Field, IL (Hugh School Diploma)
prev. US Air Corps, 99th Observation Sqn 1927-33;
"pilot, instructor, radio operator, airplane and engine mechanic, parachute rigger" (sounds like a useful chap)
prev. exp. 2,050 hrs
m. 1930 Evelyn Beatrice [Fortune]
Address in 1941: 804 Mulberry St, Macon GA
Postings: 1FPP, 3FPP
Suspended 8 Jul 1941 for 14 days for low flying;
Reprimanded 29 Jan 1942 for "incorrect statement at official report"
3 accidents, 2 his fault:
- 4 Jan 1942, he landed his Wellington on the wrong runway, swung off and collided with a parked Hampden;
- 13 Jan 1942, he was unable to control the landing of another Wellington and the port wing hit the ground (not his fault, apparently), and
- 21 Feb 1942, he overshot a landing in a Spitfire after the flaps failed to lower and hit a parked aircraft (his fault, apparently).
"A very keen pilot"
Later flew 'The Hump' with CNAC - see CNAC Captain George Arthur Robertson
m. 1947 in New York, Viola M [Makara]
Here are some of his Immigration cards for Brazil:
- in 1949:
- in 1951:
and in 1957:
d. 27 May 1995 in Florida