Navy Officer Ends Life
Lieutenant H. G. Hazard, Filer, Shoots
Self With His Wife Looking On
Norfolk, Virginia – September 20, 1936 – Lieuenant Harold G. Hazard, 37, widely known naval aviator, shot and killed himself about 2 o'clock this morning in a bedroom of his apartment here. His wife, Mary, told police that she witnessed the tragtedy but was unable to prevent it. Her ten-year-old son by a previous marriage was asleep in another bedroom.
Dr. C. D. J. MacDonald, city coroner, and Detective Leon Nowitsky, his investigator, listed the death as a suicide. No definite motive was announced.
It was understook that a board will be appointed to conduct a regulation navy inquest.
The body was removed to the naval hospital morgue. The hospital reported tonight that burial probably will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
Lieutenant Hazard was graduated from Annapolis in 1913. He had been in the aviation branch of the service for more than ten years. In 1934 and 1935 he was inspector of naval aircraft at the Glenn L. Martin Company in Baltimore. Later he was assigned to the USS Yorktown, which is nearing completion at Newport News.
HAZARD, HAROLD GEORGE
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/20/1936
- BURIED AT: SECTION 7 SITE 10223
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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