Lake Charles, LA Airplane Crash, May 1918

TWO AVIATORS ARE KILLED IN COLLISION IN LOUISIANA

LAKE CHARLES, La., (AP)----Lieuts. Lathan Polk of New York city and Spencer Charles Williams of Buffalo were killed at Gerstner field late Tuesday when two airplanes collided at an altitude of 3000 feet, it was announced Wednesday.

The Idaho Daily Statesman, Boise, ID 23 May 1918

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