||Recruited into the AVG as a contract employee of CAMCO under secret presidential authority. Departed Port of San Francisco on July 10, 1941 with 122 other AVG. Traveled to Rangoon, Burma aboard the Dutch M/V JAGERSFONTEIN. Killed Oct. 25th while flight testing a P-40B in a high speed dive on the AVG training base at Kyedaw Airfield, Toungoo, Burma. PW was buried in grave #3 at the Airmen’s Cemetery at St. Luke’s Anglican Church. Catholic service conducted by AVG Chaplain Paul W. Frillmann.