Monday, January 07, 2013

Carl Anson Cover 1893-1944

Carl Cover trained at Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas and was commissioned Second Lieutenant, Air Service, during WWI.
Carl A. Cover wore two hats with Douglas Aircraft Company. He was vice-president of sales, and test pilot who was first to fly the following classic Douglas aircraft :-
DC-1 first flight on July 1, 1933
DC-2 first flight May 11 1934
DC-3 first flight Dec 17  1935
DC-4E first flight June 7, 1938
DC-5 first flight on 20 February 1939 He joined Bell Aircraft in September 1944 as vice president of Bell Aircraft Corporation and manager of the firm's Georgia division. Both Carl Cover and Max Stupar, Bell Industrial planning director, were killed in the crash of their twin-engine cargo plane at Wright Field in December 1944.