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PILOT STORIES: McCandless, W. J.

Air Mail Service Began: April 3, 1919
Air Mail Service Ended: May 12, 1920

W. J. McCandless was not an airmail pilot, but the Superintendent of the Chicago – Omaha Aerial Mail Division. He was killed on May 12, 1920 when an airmail airplane piloted by W. H. Johnson was blown through a tree. Johnson was injured, and McCandless was killed in the collision.

Telegram regarding the 1920 crash  
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(top left) Telegram regarding the 1920 crash
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