Austin, a civilian, was the Secretary & Treasurer of the Ethiopian Airways.
He resided in the District Of Columbia.
He was one of three passenger killed on a Army Plane that crashed soon after takeoff in Asmara, Maekel, Eritrea. The crash was noted as being due to faulty manipulation of the landing gear. There were 5 Air Crewman also on the plane that perished. ( names unknown )
Husband of Erma Hawkins Naylor.
Others killed in this crash:
Campbell, Milo H. ~ Passenger
Nichols, John C. ~ Former U.S. Congressman, Passenger
( Bio by: Russ Pickett )
Special thanks to: " Janice Hollandsworth " for finding additional information on him!
Gravesite Details Civilian from D.C.