|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1887|
|Death: ||Jul. 2, 1968|
Los Angeles County
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".
Samuel R Strauss (1856 - 1932)
Anna Dunham Strauss (1860 - 1934)
Isla Connor Strauss (1888 - 1966)
Robert Hollis Strauss (1912 - 1993)*
Laurence Powers Strauss (1913 - 1970)*
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego County
Plot: Section A-A Site 1509
Maintained by: Donna Hancock
Originally Created by: Lulabell
Record added: Aug 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74536217