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Unknown Lieutenant Killed in Plane Crash

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.189 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Newspaper clipping Date: circa September 1949 Pagination: 1 p. ; 17 x 6 cm.

Summary of Content: Article about the death of Roanoke resident Eugene W. Williams in a plane crash in Germany while serving in the Air Force, having recently been transferred to an integrated division. Details where and when Eugene Williams served in the Air Force and mentions that his brother "Leroy" Williams was killed in 1943 while serving in the Air Force.

People: Williams, Eugene W. (1925 - 1949)
Williams, LeRoi S. (1919-1943)

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryMilitary PersonnelMilitary ServiceAir ForceAirplanesPilotAfrican American TroopsSegregationDeath

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Cold War

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