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Wilbert Richard Werder

California, USA
Death 16 Oct 1949 (aged 24)
San Bernardino County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Memory Slope, Map F23, Lot 1185, Space 2
Memorial ID 85545407 · View Source
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Location: El Mirage Dry Lake, California
Event: Rusetta Timing Association event Accident Date: October 16, 1949
Vehicle: 1936 Coupe

Biographical: He was on the second mile of the five-mile timing course when he apparently struck a rough spot which caused him to lose control. He was instantly killed when his car overturned while racing at a speed of 100 MPH. Two hundred spectators witnessed the fatal crash. He was from Los Angeles.

Bio by Land Speed Racer Memorial




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  • Originally Created by: Chris Mills
  • Added: 22 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 85545407
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Wilbert Richard Werder (25 May 1925–16 Oct 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 85545407, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .