Walter J. Carr died June 19, 1970 in Lansing, Michigan at the age of 74. He was born January 15,
1896 in Ladd, Illinois. His first solo flight was made June 15, 1914 in a Curtiss-type pusher biplane powered with a 50 h.p. Kirkham
From 1914 to 1917 he was engaged in exhibition flying at county and state fairs. In 1917 he became
a flight instructor for the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps, U.S. Army. After the war he became designer and test pilot with Limo
Plane Mfg. Co. in La Salle, Illinois and later with Warner Aircraft Co., Detroit, Michigan as test pilot. In 1936 Carr delivered a Stinson
Model A to a Chinese transport company operating between Canton and Hanoi, and remained to fly the route and train native pilots.
From The Early Birds of Aviation CHIRP, January, 1971, Number 77