Pensacola, FL Air Crash, May 1937

Marine Aviator Killed In Crash

No Witness Sees Accident But Wreck Is Sighted From The Air

Pensacola, May 19.-(AP)-Second Lieutenant R.B. Sullivan Jr., marine corps student flier, was killed to day when his plane crashed near Gorman field, naval training grounds here.

Sullivan was a son of Col. R.B. Sullivan, U.S. marine corps, Parris Island, S.C.

There were no witnesses to the crash. The wreck was slighted by Ensign W.E. Pennywell, another student flier, from the air. Lieutenant Sullivan was dead when a naval ambulance reached his ship.

The body was removed to the Naval hospital pending instructions from Colonel Sullivan.

Lieutenant Sullivan recently graduated in his flight course from the seaplane squadron to the primary land section.

St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, FL 4 Jun 1937