7 May 1918
147th Aero Squadron: France
The squadron suffered its first overseas casualty when Private Henry G. Black was struck by lightning during a severe thunder storm and was instantly killed.
BLACK, HENRY G
147TH AERO SQ
- DATE OF DEATH: 05/07/1918
- BURIED AT: SECTION 18 SITE 4094
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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