MOUNT CLEMENS, Michigan – June 12, 1941 – An Army plane nosed over and crashed at Selfridge Field today upon the takeoff, killing Second Lieutenant B. E. Pearson of Syracuse, New York. Cadet Morris Hallett was injured seriously.
PEARSON, BURTON EDWARD
2ND LT AIR CORPS RESERVE USA
DATE OF DEATH: 06/12/1941
BURIED AT: SECTION 8 SITE 6374
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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