Walter Duschinsky

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Walter Duschinsky

Birthplace: Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Death: 1962 (51-52)
United States (Walter Duschinsky, died in a car crash in 1962 while driving to the airport.)
Immediate Family:

Son of Salamon Duschinsky and Gisella Duschinsky-Alter (Knöpflmacher)
Husband of Adela Maria Holzer and Phoebe Duschinsky
Ex-husband of Private
Father of Private

Occupation: Pilotץ Walter flew for RAF since 1938 and disappeared in the war in 1942.
Managed by: Rafi Kornfeld (c)
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About Walter Duschinsky
(Selected parts from the publication)
The files of the Immigration and Naturalization Service of this Department disclose that Mr. Duschinsky was born on March 21, 1910, at Vienna, Austria.
Upon the formation of the Republic of Czechoslovakia in 1919, he became a citizen of that country, but at the present time is stateless.
The alien first arrived in the United States at New York on June 7, 1947, and was admitted as a visitor for a period of 5 weeks.
He subsequently received an extension of stay to December 1, 1947.
His application for the adjustment of his immigration status under section 4 of the Displaced Persons Act of 1948 was denied on the ground that he is not unable to return to England, the country of his last residence, because of persecution or fear of persecution on account of his race, religion, or political opinions, On May 7, 1951, a hearing officer of the Immigration and Naturalization Service ordered that the alien be deported from the United States. Without awaiting action on his appeal from this order, the alien left for Japan in August 1951 to do consultant work in the telecommunications field. He last arrived in the United States at the port of Honolulu on September 15, 1951, and was admitted as a visitor to October 15, 1951, but has not departed. The alien related that he was with the Czechoslovakian Air Force in France until the fall of that country in 1940, and then served in the Czech wing of the Royal Air Force in England until December 1942. He stated that he holds the degree of doctor of mechanical engineering and was employed in an aircraft factory in England until June 1945, when he opened an industrial designing office in that country. He further stated that he had applied for an immigration visa in 1937 and had intended to come to the United States for permanent residence but claimed that in June 1947, he came to this country to obtain material for a book and intended to return to England and again apply for a visa to enter the United States for permanent residence.
Mr. Duschinsky has made conflicting statements concerning the manner and date of the termination of bis first marriege which was contracted in Czechoslovakia in 1931. He has asserted variously that the marriage was terminated by the death of his wife in 1942 and bv divorce between the years 1932 and 1934. He first claimed to have received information concerning the alleged death of his wife by letter from the Czech authorities and later claimed to have learned of her through a letter from a friend in Bohemia, but had been unable to obtain official confirmation of her death. The marriage certificate relating to his second marriage on May 17, 1947, in England, shows his second wife as a divorcee but lists him asa bachelor. Although he last claimed to have been divorced between 1932
1934, a Czechoslovak certificate of legal residence issued at his request on November 16, 1935, describes him as married. According to the alien, his first wife was given custody of his child, who was born in 1931 or 1932, and the decree provided for a lump-sum payment for the child s support. He said that he was given the right to visit the child but had not seen her since her birth. He has no children by his second marriage.
LANGUAGES English, German, Czech, French (some knowledge of Spanish). TRAVELS AND MILITARY SERVICE Four months geological trip to Iceland and Greenland (1926). Motorcycle trip through Europe, Spanish Morocco, Er Rif, Sahara to Timbuktu and back to Tunisia (1927). Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Iraq (1939). Service in Europe during World War II as pilot with Czech Air Foree and Czech Wing of RAF. EMPLOYMENT FOR More THAN 1 YEAR 1. Czech Consultancy Group (designers, architects, and engineers in Litomerice), 1933-34. Position: designer. Work included design of broadcasting stations, factories, village planning, production system studies and labor-management relation studies. 2. Bata Development Corp., Czechoslovakia (1934-38) Position: Technical director in charge of aircraft design, research and development. Work included direction of most of administrative work and supervision of design for airframes and engines. Also did full test flying on the Zlin XI1 ; and flew on exhibition tour over Europe and Middle East. 3. Commercial Aviation Co., Cairo-Tel Aviv (1938-39). Position: Technical director. Work: In charge of technical administration, research and development, and personnel. Also in charge of design of airfield and workers housing. Did most of communications planning for the company. 4. Charlesworth Bodies, Ltd., Gloucester, England (1945-46). Position: Chief designer. Work: In charge of design for parts of the Lincoln bomber produced in the factory; later in charge of reconversion and preparation for peace production of the factories in Gloucester and Coventry. 5. Design & Style, Ltd., London, England. (1946-47). Position: Chief designer. Work: Handling industrial design, architectural and communication problems. Projects included design of pantries for British Overseas Airways planes; design of TV studios, factories and private homes; design of car bodies for the Bristol and other smaller cars; research on planning for world-wide communications network. 6. United Nations Headquarters Planning Office, New York City (1947-48). Position: In charge of basic communications planning for UN headquarters. Liaison officer to Gen. Frank E. Stoner, UN director of communications. Responsible for the general system layout for radio, television, simultaneous interpretation, ete., and the design of studios and auxiliary areas. 7. Van Doren, Nowland & Schladermundt (1948 to June 1950). Position: In charge of television station planning and other architectural planning jobs; worked on special communications problems for Syska and Hennessey, UN engineers; did planning study for TV station of Detroit News and became consultant to architect.

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Walter Duschinsky's Timeline

March 21, 1910
Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Last Name Duschinsky
First Name Walter
Code 1
First Name Father Salomon
Last Name Mother Knöpfelmacher
First Name Mother Gisella
Location Wien
Book 1910 VII
Volume 1910
Date 21.03.1910
Number 487

Age 51
United States