New Orleans, LA Air Force Trainer Crash, Oct 1950


New Orleans, Oct. 27. (AP) -- Three air force officers and one enlisted man were killed Friday when their navigation training plane crashed into fog-shrouded Lake Pontchartrain a few minutes after taking off.
The plane, based at Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Ill., landed here Thursday night on a flight from Selma, Ala., and was returning to Selma when the crash occurred.
The Air Training Command at Scott Air Force Base identified the four dead as:
Lt. Col. HAROLD L. OLDENBURG, Sheboygan, Wisc.
Maj. LEON ANDREWS, the pilot, Farmersville, La.
First Lt. GEORGE R. SCHMIDT, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Staff Sgt. CLYDE A. GRESSETT, Sinton, Tex.

Abilene Reporter News Texas 1950-10-27