Marine Corps Captain W. C. Byrd was designated as Naval Aviator #3394 in 1927. Was commanding officer of Marine Observation Squadron Six (VO-6M), serving in Nicaragua when he was killed in the crash of his aircraft near the city of Esteli.
Burial took place, with full miltary honors on April 16, 1928. Captain Byrd's widow, Harriotte W. Byrd attended the ceremony.
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