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Harold Arron Strauss
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1887
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1968
Redondo Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Harold is the son of Samuel Strauss and Anna Dunham Strauss.

Harold commanded the first transcontinental airship flight, aboard the U.S. Army's largest blimp "C-2" from Langley Field, Virginia, to Foss Field, California, on September 14, 1922. He had the dubious honor of commanding two dirigibles that were destroyed during take-off: the same C-2 just one month later, and the TC-10-243 in 1927 (he considered that perhaps he was jinxed). The C-2 used flammable hydrogen gas, and exploded. Seven of 8 crew (including Strauss) were injured jumping from the burning ship. Shortly thereafter, the Army & Navy announced that the use of hydrogen would be abandoned as speedily as possible. The TC-10-243 used non-flammable helium, and the crew escaped injury.

Harold was known to be a very stubborn man, earning him the nickname "Maude The Mule". 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel R Strauss (1856 - 1932)
  Anna Dunham Strauss (1860 - 1934)
 
 Spouse:
  Isla Connor Strauss (1888 - 1966)
 
 Children:
  Robert Hollis Strauss (1912 - 1993)*
  Laurence Powers Strauss (1913 - 1970)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Section A-A Site 1509
 
Maintained by: Donna Hancock
Originally Created by: Lulabell
Record added: Aug 07, 2011
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Harold Arron Strauss
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Harold Arron Strauss
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- Lulabell
 Added: Aug. 7, 2011
 
 
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