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Old 6th November 2018, 14:30
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Loening OL-9 A8746 USMC Crash "24" August 1931

I found reference to this aircraft that crashed at Corinto, Nicaragua August "24th" 1931 today

I believe the crew were

Sergt Lee W Clark (Pilot) Killed
Private Richard M Campbell (crew) Injured

I would like confirmation


Though https://billiongraves.com/grave/person/25661373

Has the date of death as 23rd August 1931 as has the Muster Unit Roll of Clarkes Unit

Lee W Clark
Born: Oct 1903 (prob Texas)
Died: 23 Aug 1931
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Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, San Diego, California
United States


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Old 6th November 2018, 17:05
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Re: Loening OL-9 A8746 USMC Crash "24" August 1931

Here are a couple of newspaper clippings from Aug 24 and Aug 25 in a couple of Pennsylvania newspapers. Note the accident apparently happened August 23.


https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2515..._evening_news/



https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2515...w_castle_news/

Many newspapers ran versions of the AP story on either August 24 or August 25.
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Old 6th November 2018, 17:20
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Re: Loening OL-9 A8746 USMC Crash "24" August 1931

Thanks

Also note
Private Richard M Campbell (crew) killed (died later)
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Old 6th November 2018, 21:57
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Re: Loening OL-9 A8746 USMC Crash "24" August 1931

Paul,

This aircraft was in fact Curtiss O2C-1, A8756, of the Aircraft Squadrons, 2nd Brigade, Managua. An attempted dive recovery over the field at Corinto on August 23rd was left too late and the aircraft mushed into the ground. The landing gear and engine were torn off. Both S.Sgt. Clark and Pte. Campbell suffered fatal injuries.
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Old 6th November 2018, 23:20
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Re: Loening OL-9 A8746 USMC Crash "24" August 1931

George thanks for this And correction to serial I found reference to Clarke’s death while still trying to fully ID Staff Sergeant Robert A Williams USMC and Navsl Aviation Pilot who was stationed with Clarke and returned to San Diego on the same shop as his repatriated body
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