CRASH KILLS MARINE FLIER
Lieutenant R. B. Sullivan Falls To Death In Florida
PENSACOLA, Florida – May 19, 1931 – Second Lieutenant R. B. Sullivan, Jr., Marine Corps Student Flier, was killed today as his plane crashed near Gorman Field, the Naval Training grounds here.
Lieutenant Sullivan was a son of Colonel R. B. Sullivan of the Marine Corps who is stationed at Parris Island, South Carolina.
There were no witnesses to the crash. The wreck was sighted by Ensign W. E. Pennywell, another student flier, from the air. Lieutenant Sullivan was dead when a Naval ambulance reached his ship.
Lieutenant Sullivan recently was graduated in his flight course from the seaplane squadron to the primary land section.
SULLIVAN, RAYMOND BROOKS JR
- 2ND LIEUT U S MARINE CORPS
- DATE OF DEATH: 05/19/1931
- BURIED AT: SECTION 7 SITE 8024
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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