Lamar, CO Light Plane Crash, Jul 1949
2 COLORADO MEN DIE IN A PLANE TRAGEDY.
Lamar, Colo., July 4 - (AP) - Two men were killed today when their light plane crashed on a ranch 12 miles northeast of Lamar. The craft smashed nose first into the ground.
WILBUR POTTORF, 25, was killed instantly and his uncle, ORVILLE POTTORF, 28, lived about 10 minutes after being pulled from the wreckage.
ORVILLE POTTORF was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Pottorf on whose ranch the crash occurred. His nephew was visiting here from California (town unavailable).
Relatives said the men recently returned from working in the Kansas wheat fields. The plane belonged to Orville.
Miami Daily News-Record Oklahoma 1949-07-04