NAVY FLIER IS KILLED IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, CRASH
Companion Probably FatallyHurt As Stalled Motor Starts During Attempt ToLand
NORFOLK, Virginia – June15, 1932 – Lieutenant Commander Herbert C. Rodd of Ohio was immediately killed and Chief Aviation Pilot H. A. Fells was probably fatally injured thisafternoon when a Navy fighting plane piloted in a test by Commander Rodd crashed at East Camp, adjoining the Naval Base here.
The pilot had made several landings and was taking off again when the plane's motor, according to observers, went dead at a height of 50 feet. Turnings harply, Commander Rodd was attempting to side-slip his plane to a landing when the dead motor suddenly opened up full throttle and the plane dived as full speed into the ground.
H. C. RODD BURIED
Services Held At Arlington For Naval Officer Killed In Air Crash
WASHINGTON, June 20, 1932 – Funeral services for Lieutenant Commander Herbert C. Rodd, U.S.N., who was killed in an airplane crash at Hampton Roads, Virginia, on June 15, were held this afternoon at Arlington. Captain Sidney K. Evans of theChaplains Corps officiated.
The honorary pallbearers were Lieutenant Commander A. W. Radford, H. B. Sallada and R. S. Barnaby, Lieutenants Rutledge Irvine, J. D. Barner and George H. Debaun, all of the Navy and Captain Francis E. Pierce of theMarine Corps.
RODD, HERBERT CHARLES
LT COMM US NAVY
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/15/1932
- BURIED AT: SECTION 7 SITE 9875
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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