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   WASHINGTON, Pa. (UPI) --- Three Washington (Pa.) fliers were killed, last night when their four-seater, Stinson cabin plane crashed into a hillside and burned before Hundreds of persons at Washington airport.
   The. dead were Richard Spencer, 31,: part-time instructor for the Tri-State Aviation school at Washington; LeRoy Corns 24, a student pilot, an Harland Robinson 28:
   All three were pinned inside the light craft. They were burned beyond recognition by the time Washington firemen; reached the scene, about three miles from here.
  C R. Breese, airport manager, saw the plane crash. He said it appeared that Spencer; who was piloting the craft, was blinded by the sun as he came down for a landing.  The plane hit the runway and bounced Breese said Spencer started up again for another approach, but apparently pulled too sharply. The plane stalled, went into a spin and crashed into the hill.
   More than 209 persons, visiting the airport at, the time, witnessed the crash. 


Death Certificate and Burial Record for Richard L. Spencer. Richard's remains were buried in Section T, Lot 71, Grave 1 Washington Cemetery, (Washington county), Washington, PA.

Richard married Nyma Mcvehil in Washington, Pennsylvania on 9 August 1938.

He registered for the draft at the State Armory in Washington, PA on 16 October 1940 and was inducted into the Army on 3 October 1942.

On 21 October 1942, Pvt Spencer was transferred from the Reception Center, Fort George G. Meade, MD to Company C, 508th PIR.

T/5 Spencer was taken prisoner on 6 June 1944 and liberated from Stalag 3C after the war ended.

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