February 16, 1921 – Chicago
April 16, 1922 – Cleveland
August 1, 1922 – Maywood, Illinois
August 16, 1922 – Cleveland
December 1, 1922 – Chicago
Daniel Kiser was born on November 19, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois. He worked as a flying instructor for the army during the first World War. While serving as an airmail pilot, he made his home at 5820 South Park Avenue in Chicago.
After his airmail service, Kiser tried his hand at aircraft manufacturing. While living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he produced a biplane in 1926 that was sold two years later. The biplane used a 300 horsepower Hisso engine, and had a wing span of 30' and length of 47'. Kiser died in 1934.
In this forced landing report, filed on December 12, 1921, Kiser notes that he had to return to the airfield because of a "missing motor." That was the term pilots used for motors that ceased to operate while flying. He notes that this motor problem was caused by "The fibre rubbing block on the contact breaker [was] worn off, so as not to work properly."
- Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration