Hinsdale, IL Plane Crash, Sept 1961
Stewardess Was To Have Wed Hoosier
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - NANETTE FIDGER, one of the hostesses killed in a TWA Constellation crash near Chicago today, had intended to make only one more flight before quitting to be married.
MISS FIDGER, daughter of MR. And MRS. JOHN FIDGER, JR., Speedway, had been flying as a hostess for TWA since June.
She had planned to quit her job to prepare for her marriage to JACK WYATT, a Crawfordsville insurance salesman who recently completed service as an Air Force pilot.
MISS FIDGER was a singer and dancer and appeared last spring with Foothte Musicals, an amateur group, in "Annie Get Your Gun" at the Zaring Theater. She was a graduate of Speedway High School and attended Indiana University.
Before her airline work, she worked for Murray Showrooms, Inc., a wholesale furniture firm here.
Marine, 20, Of LaPorte Is Killed
LA PORTE, Ind. (UPI) -A 20-year-old LaPorte youth returning to his Marine Corps base in California was among the persons listed as passengers on the ill-fated flight of a Trans-World Airlines plane which crashed near Chicago today.
He was TERRY LEE JONES, son of CARL F. JONES of LaPorte.
JONES bought a ticket to Los Angeles for the flight from Ray's Travel Service here Thursday and told the travel agent he was returning to his Marine Corps base.
Friends said JONES spent most of his childhood in LaPorte but had been away attending school and serving with the Marines since 1958.
Another of the passengers bought a ticket at Indianapolis but it was learned he had no Hoosier connections. He was identified as ROBERT GORDON.
GORDON purchased a ticket from the Hoosier Motor Club at Indianapolis and arrived in Chicago aboard an Eastern Airlines plane. His destination was San Francisco.
GORDON was identified by the Hoosier Motor Club as having a Bloomington, Ind., address on the Indiana University campus. The university said he was a graduate student at UCLA, Berkely, Calif., and come to Indiana for a conference with DR. RICHARD C. STARR of the botany department. GORDON studied under STARR during the summer at a Woods Hole, Mass., research station.
The Hammond Times Indiana 1961-09-01
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