Choctawhatchee Bay, FL F-80 Crash, Mar 1949

Eglin Flier Killed In F-80 Crash

First Lieutenant Arnold E. Adams of Newton, Iowa was killed Wednesday afternoon [March 9] when the F-80 jet fighter that he piloted crashed in the Choctawhatchee bay [sic]. Lieut. Adams, a resident of Ben's Lake, was 26.

He was on a routine service testing flight, the public information office reported. His wife survives.

Playground News, Fort Walton, FL, Thursday 03-10-1949, Volume 4, Number 6, page 1.