Oskaloosa, IA Mail Plane Crash, May 1920
AERIAL MAIL HEAD DIES WHEN HIS PLANE FALLS.
Oskaloosa, Ia. (UP) -- WILLIAM J. McCANDLESS, Washington, D.C., superintendent of the Chicago - Omaha division aerial mail service was killed and H. W. JOHNSON, Fremont, Ohio, was seriously injured, when their plane collapsed near here late yesterday, while making a forced landing.
JOHNSON, the pilot, was thrown clear of the machine, while McCANDLESS was pinned beneath the wreckage.
McCANDLESS' skull was fractured and he died almost instantly. JOHNSON was badly cut and bruised about the head and shoulders.
The plane was enroute to Chicago.
Appleton Post-Crescent Wisconsin 1920-05-13