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Arden Eugene Meredith
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Birth: Oct. 11, 1921
Spartansburg
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1948
Hayfield Township
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA

"Two Die When Planes Collide In Flight - Meadville Pilot and Cambridge Springs Boy Killed at Conneautville - OTHER FLIER ESCAPES - Conneautville, April 4 - (AP) - Two small training planes collided in flight today, killing an air instructor and a student pilot in one which plunged to the ground. The second plane, its propellor sheared off in the collision, landed safely in an open field a mile from where the other ship crashed into a tree. Dr U S Wharton, Deputy Coroner of Crawford county, identified the victims as Arden E Meredith, 27,of Meadville, former Army pilot and an air instructor; and Francis T Myers, 20, of Cambridge Springs, a student flier. Dr Wharton said condition of the plane and the bodies made it impossible to tell at once who was the pilot. Fred C Byham, pilot of the second ship, said he was flying at about two thousand feet altitude when the other plane came up from below and clipped his wing, tearing off the propellor. Byham said he cut his motor and landed safely. John Potts of Conneautville, Route 3, who witnessed the collision, said: 'The plane which crashed came up from under the other plane twice. The first time it went into a spin, dropped about 500 feet and then climbed up again. The second time it hit the other plane, went into another spin and crashed to earth.' Both planes had taken off from Port Meadville Airport, about 20 miles away, a few hours earlier. Dr Wharton said he would withhold his verdict pending a probe of the crash by Civil Aeronautics Authority investigators."
(Titusville Herald, April 5, 1948, p.2)

Ted K (#46511688)
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Henry Meredith (1881 - 1933)
  Helen E. Flohr Meredith Baker (1888 - 1962)
 
 Spouse:
  Shirley Marion Dietzel Ross (1921 - 2006)
 
 Children:
  Ardenetta Meredith Darnell Johnson (1947 - 2008)*
 
 Sibling:
  Orva Meredith Wilkinson (1918 - 2000)*
  Arden Eugene Meredith (1921 - 1948)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
A/C 2116TH AAF BU

 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Union City
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: CABrown
Record added: Aug 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75093714
Arden Eugene Meredith
Added by: Beverly Busselle Plack
 
Arden Eugene Meredith
Added by: CABrown
 
Arden Eugene Meredith
Added by: CABrown
 
 
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