Archive for December 31st, 2011


When I first saw the airplane and death year, I thought that Norman Sebek might have been killed at the very end of 1941, perhaps at Pearl Harbor. In fact, Sebek does not appear to have been in the service at all. He was a pilot and airplane salesman. On May 27, 1941, his plane crashed just after takeoff at the Lake County Airport, and he died in the resulting fire.

“Flier Burned in Crash of Plane,” The Evening Independent (Massillon, Ohio), 5/27/1941, page 5.

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