Curtis Kittyhawk AR575 - 10/12/1941

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On the 10th December 1941 Curtis Kittyhawk AR575 of the Air Transport Auxiliary, the aircraft was on a ferry flight from Speke to Prestwick and was being flown by 1st Officer J. S. Wiley. His aircraft went missing during the flight and he was reported as missing presumed dead on the 16th December 1941, it is probable that as a portion of his flight would have taken him over the Irish Sea and would have lost his life in this area.

1st Officer Joseph Stuart Wiley was born on the 10th January 1913 in Little Rock Arkansas USA, he joined the ATA on the 14th April 1941 and undertook flying training with them  from May to July 1941, it was remarked that 1st Officer Wiley was extremely hard working, capable and his behaviour was exemplary. He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial.

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