2 NAVAL FLIERS KILLED IN MID-AIR COLLISION
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, August 26, 1949 – Two pilots were killed yesterday when their planes collided in the air near Mayport during carrier practice landings. They were Lieutenant (jg) Richard Spaulding Hodson of Jacksonville and Lieutenant (jg) John Joseph Glynn, Jr. of400 East Fifty-seventh Street, New York City.
Lieutenant Glynn was 26 years old and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Glynn of 400 East Fifty-Seventh Street. He was a member of Attack Squadron 45, based in Jacksonville.
The aviator was graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1944 and saw action during the last year of the war in the Pacific.
He also leaves a sister, Mrs. James H. Carew, and a grandmother, Mrs. Mary Glynn, sister of the late Governor Alfred E. Smith.
A requiem mass will be held in Arlington National Cemetery Chapel, Virginia, Monday at 9 A.M. Burial with be in Arlington National Cemetery.
GLYNN, JOHN JOSEPH
LT JG USN WW II
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/25/1949
- BURIED AT: SECTION 8 SITE 363
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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