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 Lawson Oliver Bittaker, Sr

Lawson Oliver Bittaker, Sr

Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Death 12 Feb 1978 (aged 33)
Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Burial Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Plot P-88-3
Memorial ID 14105799 · View Source
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Son of Martha Beatrice Jarrell (Bittaker), Jones County Georgia, 1 April 1912 (born on the Jarrell Plantation) to 19 November 1997, Buried Macon Memorial Cementery, and William Oliver Bittaker (place of death-Douglas, Georgia)

Brother of Patricia, Van and Sarah Jo Bittaker

Lawson Oliver Bittaker Sr. died on Sunday, February 12, 1978 when his Army OV1C Mohawk aircraft crashed in the woods on the opposite side of Highway 41 across from runway at Dobbins AFB, Marietta, Georgia. Lawson served as Tactical Observer on the aircraft which was piloted by Chief Warrant Office Brannon. Cause of the crash was later determined by investigating officials to be associated with engine maintenance preformed 27 hours earlier by Cumberland Army Depot. During the maintenance of the engine, glass pellets used in the shot peening process to clean the inside of the engine casing were not removed. Mr Brannon had over 20,000 hours of flying experience and was successful in navigating the vechicle to the wooded area and away from a crowded shopping area prior to crashing.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lawson Oliver Bittaker, Sr (4 Aug 1944–12 Feb 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14105799, citing Macon Memorial Park, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Twin of an Angel (contributor 46838657) .