M.922  2nd Officer William Simpson Marthai 
 flag usa b. 29 Sep 1914, Brooklyn, New York   1 Apr 1943 to 31 Aug 1944

 ata william marthai 1934 1934

     

 

 

Ed. New York City School

m. Natahalee W [Harkness] (divorced 1973, although they are still listed as Associates in the 'Breakwater Yacht Brokerage' in Santa Barbara, CA in 1978))

prev. Bermuda Volunteer Rifles; RAF Jan to July 1942; Commercial & Aerial Photography

In 1940, employed by the Brewster Aeronautical Corp, Newark, NJ

prev. exp. 191 hrs in Tiger Moth, Stinson, Fleet, Luscombe

Address in 1943: 12102½ Hoffman St, N Hollywood, CA


Ab Initio Cadet

Postings: 5FPP, 4FPP, 10FPP

1 accident, not his fault:

- 22 Feb 1944, Commended for a forced landing (although he did damage a wingtip) in a Proctor II after there was an explosion in the engine.


Later worked in real estate in Los Angeles, then settled in Santa Barbara, CA

d. 5 Jul 2001 (age 86), in a Santa Barbara nursing home, 'Beverly La Cumbre' after an infection caused by a feeding tube being improperly inserted. The nursing home later paid out $2 million in damages.

 


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