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 Lloyd Edward Sidener

Lloyd Edward Sidener

Ada, Ottawa County, Kansas, USA
Death 22 Aug 1942 (aged 25)
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Burial Ada, Ottawa County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 49442157 · View Source
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Flying Cadet Lloyd Sidener, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Sidener, of Ada, was killed last Saturday while flying a plane in his final test flight. Lloyd was a cadet in the U.S. Naval Reserve Air Corps, stationed at Pensacola, Florida. He had been in training since last January and was due to get his wings Monday, if he passed his final test Saturday. He was in the act of making a power dice, gunning a target, it is reported, when his plane failed to come out of the dive and crashed with him.

Lloyd enlisted on January 2nd of this year and had been through the entire training course. It seems especially tragic that a fatal accident had to happen on his very last flight before he would have graduated to the rank of an ensign.

The body was brought home by train, arriving at Ada Wednesday morning on the Santa Fe, accompanied by an escort of one of his comrades.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, from the Ada Baptist church, a former pastor, Rev. Lee, of Abilene, officiating. Burial will be made in Ada cemetery.

Lloyd Sidener was born in Ada on October 27, 1916. He leaves his parents, one sister, Phyllis, of the home and one brother, Elwyn, of Wichita. Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Sidener came home immediately from Wichita, after being notified of the tragedy, in order that they might be with the home folks until after the funeral.

Minneapolis Messenger Aug. 27, 1942.

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Lloyd Edward Sidener
Ensign of the Navy Reserve
Air Corps was born Oct 27, 1916
and paid the supreme sacrifice to
his country Aug 22, 1942




  • Created by: Diana Douglas
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49442157
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lloyd Edward Sidener (27 Oct 1916–22 Aug 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49442157, citing Fairview Cemetery, Ada, Ottawa County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Diana Douglas (contributor 47133643) .