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Unknown Plane Accident in Europe Kills Roanoke Pilot

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.192 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Newspaper clipping Date: circa September 1949 Pagination: 1 p. ; 13.5 x 6.25 cm.

Summary of Content: Article about the death of First Lt. Eugene W. Williams in a plane crash while serving in the Air Force in Germany. Notes that he trained at the Tuskegee "Air Base" and Lockburn Air Base. Mentions that his brother "Leroy" Williams was also killed while serving in the Air Force in 1943. Lists the surviving family members. Same article as appears in GLC09587.191.

People: Kent, Virginia Williams (1918-1987)
Twitty, Geraldine Williams (1930 - )
Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1884-1978)
Williams, Eugene W. (1925 - 1949)
Williams, H. Hamilton (1911-1981)
Williams, James T. II (1914-1966)
Williams, LeRoi S. (1919-1943)

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryMilitary PersonnelMilitary ServiceAir ForceAirplanesPilotAfrican American TroopsDeath

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Cold War

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