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Margaret Burrows "Margy" Sanford Oldenburg
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Birth: Jul. 29, 1909
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1943
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

WASP USAAF WWII
319th AAFFTD


She was the daughter of Percy Phelps Sanford and Mary S Burrows. She had a sister Mary Phelps Sanford Rumsey. She married USN Ensign Jack Henry Oldenburg.

She was a graduate of the University of California Berkeley 1932. She entered AAF flight training on 21 February 1943 at the Houston Municipal Airport, Texas.

She was the first trainee fatality in the WASP program.

She was killed in a routine training flight while piloting PT-19A #41-14801 approximately six miles south of the Houston Texas Army Air Field along with her Civilian Flight Instructor, Norris Goold Morgan.

She was one of thirty-eight WWII WASPs killed while in the service of their country.


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Many thanks to findagrave contributor Anonymous for going the extra mile in finding and confirming WASP Margaret Oldenburg's burial location.



 
 
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 Parents:
  Percy Phelps Sanford (1872 - 1951)
  Mary Sophronia Burrows Sanford (1877 - 1934)
 
 Spouse:
  Jack Henry Oldenburg (1914 - 2001)
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Phelps Sanford Rumsey (1906 - 1955)*
  Margaret Burrows Sanford Oldenburg (1909 - 1943)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
Plot: Plot 65, Grave 2573
 
Created by: B24CoPilotNiece
Record added: May 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70675893
Margaret Burrows Margy <i>Sanford</i> Oldenburg
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Margaret Burrows Margy <i>Sanford</i> Oldenburg
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Margaret Burrows Margy <i>Sanford</i> Oldenburg
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Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.
- Lily Virdell
 Added: Dec. 27, 2016

- Birdgirl
 Added: Dec. 17, 2016
We must never forget the women who played a major role in WW II. We must remember them with honor and respect.
- Birdgirl
 Added: Dec. 3, 2016
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