Lieut Brittain H. Purser

Lieut Brittain H. Purser

Birth
Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 3 Dec 1932 (aged 23–24)
Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 23684324 · View Source
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2nd Lt. Brittain H. Purser, scion of a prominent Tangipahoa family of attorneys and judges, was killed in a Dec. 3, 1932 mid-air collision over Barksdale Field, now Barksdale Air Force Base. He was the base's first aerial fatality and also was the first fatality for his unit, the 20th Pursuit Group, since its formation at Mather Field, Calif., in November 1930. He was a member of its 77th Pursuit Squadron.


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  • Created by: John Andrew Prime
  • Added: 1 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23684324
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Brittain H. Purser (1908–3 Dec 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23684324, citing Amite Cemetery, Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by John Andrew Prime (contributor 46621252) .