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Hugo Schmidt
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
February 27, 1928: Commander T.C. Ellyson, the first Naval Aviator, and Lieutenant Commander Hugo Schmidt and Lieutenant Rogers Ransehounsen, crashed to their deaths in a Loening amphibian in Chesapeake Bay while on a night flight from Norfolk toAnnapolis.

Commander Schmidt was buried in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery.


Posted: 21 April 2002 Updated: 6 January 2007