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Newark, NJ Mail Plane Crashes, Mar 1920

AERIAL MAIL PILOT KILLED IN FALL.

Newark, N.J., March 30 -- GEORGE SHERLOCK, of Orange, N.J., flying a postoffice department mail plane was instantly killed here this afternoon while trying to land on Holled field, after completing a trip from Washington.
The plane, a Martin bombing machine, struck a chimney and crashed to the ground. SHERLOCK was piinned under the wreckage of the machine which fell fifty feet to the ground after striking the chimney. This was SHERLOCK'S second flight from Washington in a mail plane.

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Indiana 1920-03-31



article | by Dr. Radut