On this day…..

In 1973 singer Jim Croce was killed in an airplane accident at Natchitoches, Louisiana. From URL
More from GenDisaster 

Prior to 1946 listing of plane wrecks from the US Coast Guard:
http://www.check-six.com/lib/Coast_Guard_Aviation_Casualties.htm

Navy Flight 86 Disappearance:
http://www.check-six.com/Coast_Guard/5_June_1942_PBY_Disappears.htm


See also previous post for information about the above links regarding First Cemetery Cameron Parish
I don’t know if the pilot (assumption) was ever identified or even if the type of plane he flew was ever identified (he was found still strapped into his seat.) I am left to wonder if this unknown burial in First Cemetery in 1946 was a member of the US military or US Coast Guard.  It seems more likely given the time period and looking at the statistics that this is true.  Hurricane Audrey 1957 left two markers in this cemetery. I sent an email out to Calcasieu in hopes that more is known concerning this burial that just isn’t online, even though the transcript indicated Cameron Parish.

In 1946, the skeleton of an airplane pilot  
still fastened in his seat belt was

found on Broussard Beach. His unidentified 

 remains were buried here.

Plane Crash Info 1945

More photos of Hurricane Audrey from Cameron Parish 1957

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About Louisiana Genealogy Admin

I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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